PAKISTAN AIR FORCE

  • Pakistani Air Force jets leave for wargame in China September 3, 2013

    Islamabad: A contingent of Pakistan Air Force fighter jets on Tuesday left for China to participate in a joint exercise, the first time that any country will join manoeuvres in Chinese airspace. The Shaheen-II exercise will be conducted by the PAF and People s Liberation Army Air Force during September 3-22....
  • Pakistan fighter pilot wins battle of sexes, now she's ready for war June 13, 2013

    Mushaf Air Base: With an olive green head scarf poking out from her helmet, Ayesha Farooq flashes a cheeky grin when asked if it is lonely being the only warready female fighter pilot in the Islamic republic of Pakistan. Farooq, from Punjab province's historic city of Bahawalpur, is one of 19...
  • Pakistan accuses Indian aircraft of violating its airspace June 12, 2013

    Islamabad/New Delhi: Pakistan on Tuesday accused India of violation of its airspace but the Indian Air Force said it appeared to be a "technical violation" as its aircraft on a routine training sortie seemed to have flown close to the border. A Pakistan Air Force (PAF) spokesman said in Islamabad that...
  • Pakistan Taliban warns govt; rejects ceasefire demand March 11, 2013

    Islamabad: The Pakistani Taliban have warned the government of a severe backlash if it continues making claims of having broken the back of the militants in operations in different parts of the country's northwest. A statement issued by the banned Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan made a veiled reference to Interior Minister Rehman Malik's...
  • Pak had intel about attacks on military bases: Report August 16, 2012

    Islamabad: A fortnight before Thursday's terrorist assault on a key airbase, Pakistani security agencies had issued two specific warnings about possible attacks on air force installations following the escape from prison of dreaded terrorist Adnan Rasheed. The National Crisis Management Cell (NCMC) of the Interior Ministry issued an alert to...
  • Pakistan airbase attack: All 8 terrorists killed August 16, 2012

    Islamabad: Eight armed terrorists forced their way into one of Pakistan's largest air bases, the Minhas air base in Kamra, 85 km from Islamabad. All eight terrorists and one security officer were killed after a fivehour long gun battle. The attackers reportedly broke through three checkposts at 2.30 am on...
  • Two Pak Air Force planes crash, 4 pilots killed May 17, 2012

    Islamabad: Two trainer aircraft of the Pakistan Air Force collided midair and crashed into a thickly populated area in the country's northwest on Thursday, killing four pilots and injuring at least five persons on the ground, officials and witnesses said. Residents of Rashkai area in Nowshera district said the aircraft collided before...
  • ISI and Pakistan Air Force get new chiefs March 19, 2012

    Islamabad: The new chiefs of ISI and Pakistan Air Force on Monday assumed office, a day ahead of a crucial parliamentary session that will determine the contours of the future relations of the country with the US. Lt Gen ZahirulIslam went to the ISI headquarters at Aabpara in Lucknow to take...
  • Slain IAF man's daughter forgives Pak pilot August 12, 2011

    New Delhi: The daughter of an Indian Air Force (IAF) pilot, who was killed when a Pakistan Air Force combat pilot shot down his civilian aircraft during the 1965 IndoPak war, has 'forgiven' her father's killer. Forgiving former PAF pilot Qais Hussain, Farida Singh daughter of IAF pilot Jahangir Engineer...
  • Pak Air Force activates radars on Afghan border May 10, 2011

    Islamabad: Pakistani Air Force (PAF) on Tuesday activated its air defence radars on the western border with Afghanistan. PAF said that the radars had been activated as all foreign forces in Afghanistan are considered threats. PAF Chief Air Chief Marshal Rao Qamar Suleiman, however, claimed that the radars were not jammed...
  • Pak, China joint venture JF17 jets roll out from Kamra November 23, 2009

    Pakistan: Pakistan on Monday rolled out its first indigenously assembled version of the JF17 combat jet developed jointly with China as Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani said the air force would be equipped with the latest technology to tackle militancy. The JF17 Thunder jet was rolled out at the Pakistan Aeronautical...
  • IndiaPak war after 26/11 seemed close: PAF chief March 29, 2009

    Islamabad: Pakistan had put its air force on high alert and planned "offensive operations" against India if it launched military strikes on its territory after the terrorist attacks in Mumbai last November, a top military officer has said. Air Chief Marshal Rao Qamar Suleman, new chief of Pakistan Air Force (PAF),...
  • Pak F16 may upset power balance October 5, 2006

    New Delhi: Pakistan's acquisition of additional F16 combat jets is an area of concern as this would upset the balance of power in South Asia, Air Chief Marshal S P Tyagi said on Thursday. Addressing a press conference ahead of the 74th IAF Day on Sunday, Tyagi spoke on a wide...
  • Special: IAF may lose out to Pak September 29, 2006

    New Delhi: A crisis has been brewing in the Indian Air Force and it's about to blow up in the face of the government. The Indian Air Force (IAF) top brass has informed the Union Government that if corrective measures are not taken immediately, India will lose its air superiority...