Pakistani 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....
  • Crashes raise concern about Pakistani Air Force December 11, 2012

    Islamabad: Over a dozen Pakistani air force planes have crashed in roughly the past 18 months, raising concerns about the health of an ageing fleet that officials are struggling to upgrade because of a lack of funds. A significant number of the air force's combat aircraft are nearly half a...
  • US delivers three F16s to Pakistan February 6, 2012

    Islamabad: The United States on Monday delivered three F16 aircraft to Pakistan, including a new jet and two that were returned after being refurbished. The new F16 D Block 52 jet and two F16 Block 15 jets that had undergone a midlife upgrade arrived at the Shahbaz airbase from the...
  • 'Pak scrambled jet to intercept Indian chopper' October 24, 2011

    Islamabad: Pakistani military scrambled a combat jet after an Indian army helicopter strayed into the country's airspace and warned the Indian crew that the aircraft would be fired at if it tried to escape, a media report said on Monday. Pakistani authorities forced the Indian helicopter with a fourmember crew to...