SOURCE: KHAAMA PRESS
he Afghan government reacted at the remarks of a Pakistani general regarding the killing of at least 50 Afghan troops during the clash in Spin Boldak district located along the Durand Line, dismissing the claims as baseless.
The head of the Government Media and Information Center Sediq Sediqi the Afghan government rejects the claim by Pakistani general regarding the killing of 50 Afghan troops by the Pakistani militia forces. Continue reading
Russian state-controlled media has revealed that China’s much vaunted first indigenous aircraft carrier — the CNS Shandong (CV-17) — is only capable of coastal patrol missions near the shores of mainland China and is patently unsuitable for long-distance, blue water patrols into the Pacific Ocean.
The Russians also claim that “without Russian engineering the vessel would never have been built.”They also pointed out their key contributions to building the Shandong were the vital engineering and concepts, which together contribute to the “Russianness” of this warship. Continue reading
SOURCE: PAKISTAN TODAY
Pakistan on Friday lodged strong protest with the Afghanistan government after the Afghan border forces opened indiscriminate fire on the Frontier Corps soldiers deployed for the security of the census team near the Chaman border, which has resulted in the killing of at least 11 Pakistani citizens and injuries to over 40 people, including women and children.
The Afghan Charge d’Affairs was summoned to the Foreign Office in Islamabad to lodge strong protest over the unprovoked firing by the Afghan forces in Chaman area. According to a Foreign Office statement, the Afghan diplomat was conveyed that Pakistani authorities were undertaking the population census and this information had been shared with the Afghan government earlier. Continue reading
Russia’s new Sukhoi T-50 PAK-FA fighter jet has just been given another ability – the means to destroy surface warships. Sputnik spoke to military expert Andrei Golovatyuk to find out whether it’s now appropriate to add ‘ship slayer’ to the fifth-generation aircraft’s list of capabilities.
On Wednesday, Russia’s Izvestia newspaper reported that the Kh-35UE tactical cruise missile, an upgrade of the Kh-35 jet-launched subsonic anti-ship missile, has been incorporated into the Sukhoi T-50’s array of potential armaments. Continue reading
SOURCE: VISHAL KARPE / FOR MY TAKE / IDRW.ORG
Nanchang-based Hongdu Aviation Industry Corporation has introduced multi-purpose fighter L-15B which can perform air superiority, precision strike and anti-ship combat missions. Based on the L-15A advanced trainer LIFT configuration, L-15B is equipped with passive phased array radar which allows it to perform BVR air combat and accurate ground strikes.
L-15B has weapons carrying capacity of 3.5 tonnes, which is more than the Q-5-type aircraft and can be mounted with PL-9C air-to-air missiles and according to the company spokesperson, the performance of the aircraft even reached the JF-17 “Fierce Dragon” fighter level. Continue reading
SOURCE: XX / FOR MY TAKE / IDRW.ORG
Islamabad’s otherwise dull and tranquil nights are now a days abuzz with a certain discomforting and disquieting vibe and many of the inhabitants of this beautiful capital are feeling the heat of it. If one looks up towards the city’s hills-clad horizon, he would find visible signs of wide spread mistrust that exists between and in-between the country’s premium institution.
It seems as if through the swipe of a mystical wand someone or somebody has managed to vanish every single shred of mutual good-will that ever existed in the corridors of power-politics and momentarily everyone who walks through these ghostly cloisters is wary of his own shadow. This situation which speaks volumes about the state of affairs prevalent in the heart of the Islamic world’s sole “Nuclear Power”, is however well concealed beneath a dark veil of secrecy and from the outside it seems all is healthy hearty in this lush-green valley. Continue reading
SOURCE: Bilal Khan / FOR MY TAKE / IDRW.ORG
Bangladesh Air Force has issued a tender to procure 08 x Multi-Role Combat Aircraft(MRCA) in the financial year 2017-18 with an option for additional 04 aircraft in future.BAF plans to employ these
Fighter aircraft for Air Defence role, Offensive Counter Air Operations role, Anti-Surface Force role and Maritime Air Operations role to assist Bangladesh Army and Bangladesh Navy.
A quick look at the tender documents suggests Technical requirements attached with the tender is tailored made for Russia to respond with the recently introduced Mig-35. Continue reading
SOURCE: PRAVIN DHAUSKAR / FOR MY TAKE / IDRW.ORG
Reports of Myanmar having advanced negotiations with Pakistan to licence-build JF-17 fighter has not gone down well with Pakistani Netizen who have criticised its government decision, even when Pakistan government has repeatedly raised Rohingya issue at UN, OIC.
Pakistan is seen has a leading Muslim voice in the humanitarian crisis in Myanmar and seeking the intensification of diplomatic and moral pressure on the government of Myanmar to grant adequate citizenship rights to the Rohingya community, in accordance with international humanitarian laws. Continue reading
There’s a well-developed discussion going on about the definition of 5th generation fighters – or even if the term itself is at all valid. Sensor fusion, thrust vectoring, supercruise capability, AESA radars and similar terms are being thrown around quite liberally, but the biggest sticking issue is stealth. Low observability is what makes the category exclusive to clean sheet designs, as there’s a limit to how much stealth can be baked into an existing design. Just like F-35 and F-22, a truly low-observable plane has to be designed, from ground up, for stealth. This influences both shape and material composition of the hull, down to specialized coatings.
National projects: in it for the long run
SOURCE: PRASAD CHAWAN / FOR MY TAKE / IDRW.ORG
In India, if 10 Civilians are asked who is Army Chief of India 9 might fail to answer but in Pakistan out of 10 asked 9 might be able to tell that General Raheel Sharif is current Pakistan Army Chief . General Raheel Sharif at present enjoys more public popularity and respect then Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif .
Posters urging General Raheel Sharif to take over Pakistan have been cropping up on and off near Islamabad for last few months and Panama leaks which named Nawaz Sharif family of corruption and offshore accounts already has dented his image in the public. Western and European countries are increasingly worried that powerful and influential forces in Pakistan are working in the background in creating a situation in Pakistan which will allow General Raheel Sharif to take over Pakistan before his retirement later this year . Continue reading
SOURCE: PRAVIN DHAUSKAR / FOR MY TAKE / IDRW.ORG
Chinese designed , Pakistan assembled JF-17 fighter jet was declared has a rightful successor to the legendary Soviet-era Mig-21 and was quoted as the best and most affordable 4th Generation light-class fighter jet which will eventually replace much older Chinese copy of Mig-21 (F-7) and Soviet-supplied Mig-21s in air force around the world .
But reported Second crash of JF-17 into the Arabian sea killing the pilot and total silence by both Chinese and Pakistani military over the crash has dented huge claims made by both Pakistan and China on offering a modern fighter at an affordable price tag which eventually might hurt its export potential further . Continue reading
SOURCE: Samarpeet chandan/ FOR MY TAKE / IDRW.ORG
- 33-billion $ in 10 years as aid from US
- Of which foreign military finance(FMF) is 3.8 billion $ , counter-insurgency fund 2.3 billion $ and non-proliferation fund of .17 billion $
- Other Western nations and China gave 4.15 billion $ as aid
- The Asian Development Bank (ADB) gave 4.4 billion $ between 2009 -2012
- The world Bank bailed out Pakistan with 5 billion $ in recent years
- IMF has assisted Pakistan with 11.2 billion $ in 6 years
- Saudi-Arabia, Pakistan’s patron and brother in arms has many times deferred oil payments, provided for oil at crucial times and funded 1.5 billion $ as bailout in 2014
SOURCE: IDRW NEWS NETWORK (INN)
Israeli Defence Analyst Caroline B. Glick who served has Captain in Israel Defense Forces in her latest report has urged Benjamin Netanyahu’s government in effort to maintain Israel’s qualitative edge against Iran should not depend on American solely on supply fighter jet after US administration rejected Israel’s requests for additional F-15 systems which it could have used to defend against Iran attacks.
US administration also has rejected Israel’s request to outfit its own electronics systems and bunker buster bombs in its current fleet of F-15 and instead wants Israel to buy F-35 which has been facing technical issues and will take next few years to fully become operationalised. Continue reading
SOURCE: IDRW NEWS NETWORK (INN)
According to the Chinese Ministry of National Defence (MND) website Twin seater J-10SH belonging to PLAN’s East Sea Fleet crashed during a night training flight on 17 December with both Pilots carrying out successful ejection from the ill-fated aircraft.
Crash occurred in Zeguo town, Taizhou city, near Zhejiang Province and it is a third confirmed crash of the Chinese J-10 fighter jet this year while unconfirmed reports put a figure of 4 crashes in 2015 alone. Continue reading