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Japan beefing up India’s defence, nuclear programmes

Japan also supports India’s nuclear programme ISLAMABAD (PPA) – Japan once a peace-advocating country is fast growing into a defence and nuclear projects supporting country for India. According to report reaching here, Japanese defence officials have accepted an Indian request for the purchase of twelve ShinMaywa US-2i amphibious aircraft under a deal worth $1.30 billion by the Indian Navy. India ... Read More »

Pakistan announces 3000 scholarships for Afghan students

Pakistan announces 3000 scholarships for Afghan students

First phase of the HEC scholarships has been successfully completed through Ministry of Education Higher Education Commission Pakistan has announced 3,000 higher education scholarships to Afghan students under the Allama Muhammad Iqbal Scholarship Programme The second batch of the scholarship has been offered after successfully completing the first phase. In 2009, first phase of the HEC scholarships  through Ministry of ... Read More »

Pakistan, Russia begin joint anti-terror exercise DRUZBA 2017

Pakistan, Russia begin joint anti-terror exercise DRUZBA 2017

The two-week joint venture DRUZBA 2017 begins in Mineralnye Vody, Russia Pakistan and Russia forces launched a joint anti-terror exercise titled “DRUZBA 2017” at Mineralnye Vody, Russia. The joint exercise ‘DRUZBA 2017’ will continue for two weeks, where Special Forces of Pakistan and Russia armies will exercise against terrorism practices. According to Inter Service Public Relations (ISPR) press release, the exercise which ... Read More »

Tajikistan celebrates Independence Day in Islamabad

The 26th anniversary of Independence of the Republic of Tajikistan being celebrated in Islamabad, Pakistan

Independence Day of Tajikistan celebrated in style The Ambassador of Tajikistan His Excellency Sherali Jononov and Mrs. Jononov hosted a grand reception in Islamabad to celebrate the 26th anniversary of Independence of the Republic of Tajikistan. Many diplomats of different cadres, attaches, advisors of the Diplomatic Defence Corps and their spouses and many Pakistanis including politicians attended the event. Jam Kamal Khan Minister ... Read More »

Pakistan, US vow to stay engaged as PM Abbasi meets US VP Mike Pence

Pence says that Pakistan has much to gain from partnering with our effort in the region Pakistan and the United States have agreed to resolve mutual issues of peace, stability and economic prosperity in the region through dialogue. The agreement grew during a meeting between Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Vice President United States Mike Pence on the sidelines of UN ... Read More »

Pakistan invites Tajikistan to join CPEC’s trade route

Pakistan invites Tajikistan to join CPEC's trade route

Pakistan gives high importance to the timely completion of CASA-1000 projects, Mamnoon Hussain Pakistan has invited Tajikistan with the excellent opportunities for the country to get benefit from the trade route of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). According to a statement from the President House in Islamabad, President Mamnoon Hussain said Pakistan offers using Gwadar port and CPEC to Tajikistan for its ... Read More »

Pakistan, US discuss military cooperation, efforts to combat the IED threat

Pakistan, US discuss military cooperation, efforts to combat the IED threat

Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Organization Director visits Pakistan to advance U.S.-Pakistan cooperation ISLAMABAD – Pakistan and United States have discussed matters relating to training and military cooperation between the two countries. The discussion took place as Lieutenant General Michael Shields, Director of the Department of Defense’s Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Organization (JIDO) led a four-member delegation on a three-day visit to Pakistan this week.  ... Read More »

COAS General Bajwa highlights regional security in Australia visit

Gen Bajwa highlights regional security in Australian visit

Qamar Javed Bajwa visiting Australia on the invitation of Australian Army Chief Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa is in Australia on a two-day official visit upon the invitation from the Australian army chief. General Bajwa highlighted the regional security situation and Pakistan’s concerns at meetings with the Australian leadership, according to a statement issued by ... Read More »

Indian Army Chief warns of two-front war with China and Pakistan

Gen Rawat thinks stand-off with Chinese troops on Himalayan border could snowball into larger conflict Indian Chief of Army Staff Gen Bipin Rawat warned on Wednesday that the country should be prepared for a potential two-front war against China and Pakistan. Indian Army Chief dismissed the myth that democracies or nuclear armed neighbours do not go to war. According to Indian ... Read More »

Pakistan rejects ‘disappointing’ US criticism and new Pak-Afghan policy

Pakistan rejects ‘disappointing’ US criticism and new Pak-Afghan policy

Pakistan rejects role of ‘scapegoat for U.S. failures’ in Afghanistan Foreign Office has reacted over US President Donald Trump’s disappointing speech regarding safe havens of Taliban inside Pakistan. In a statement, Pakistan’s foreign office said that US has ignored the contributions and sacrifices Pakistan has made in fighting terrorism. “No country in the world has done more than Pakistan to ... Read More »

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