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Top Taliban officials meet FM Qureshi who urges to resume peace talks

Taliban officials meet Pakistan Foreign Minister Qureshi who urges to resume peace talks

On Tuesday morning, high-level Afghan Taliban delegation in Islamabad met Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi who urged for the resumption of dialogue for durable peace and stability in the region. He also reiterated Pakistan’s sincere efforts for “Afghan-led and Afghan-owned” peace talks. The visit offers a chance “to review the progress made under US-Taliban peace talks so far and ... Read More »

France, India to hold counter-terror, Nuclear, Biological warfare exercise

Exclusive PARIS (PPA) — France and India are expected to hold series of meetings and exercises ranging from counter-terrorism to nuclear, biological and chemical warfare during next few days. India has dispatched at least three delegations representing India’s Interior Ministry (Home Affairs), National Investigation Agency (NIA) and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) to hold meetings with French officials as part ... Read More »

Death toll in Sri Lanka Easter Sunday blasts climbs to 290

Sri Lanka attack 2019

Coordinated blasts on several churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday have left more than 290 people dead and hundreds more injured in the worst attacks since the island’s civil war ended a decade ago. Sri Lankan police have arrested 24 men in connection with the blasts, officials said on Monday. There was no immediate claim of ... Read More »

Pak-China joint Air Exercise ‘Shaheen-VII’ concludes at PAF Operational Base  

Karachi —   Pak-China Joint International Air Exercise ‘Shaheen-VII’ concluded at an Operational Air Base of Pakistan Air Force.  To mark the conclusion of the exercise, an august culmination ceremony was held on December 21, 2018. Air Marshal Muhammad Haseeb Paracha, Deputy Chief of the Air Staff (Operations) was the chief guest at the occasion. Major General Chen Wenrong, Defence ... Read More »

Pakistan approves sale of JF-17 to Nigeria for $184.3m

JF-17 Pakistan

Pakistan government has approved the sale of three JF-17 aircraft to Nigerian Air Force against a sum of $184.3 million. The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) has approved the issuance of a certificate of sovereign guarantee to show commitment for the aircraft sale to the Nigerian Air Force. Nigeria is Pakistan’s second international customer for its domestically assembled JF-17 “Thunder” multirole ... Read More »

Pakistan, Russia joint military drills to begin on Oct 21

Russian and Pakistani servicemen during the Friendship-2016 joint military drills.

Pakistan, Russia joint military drills “Friendship 2018” to begin on Oct 21 in the mountains of Pakistan Pakistani and Russian military drills “Friendship 2018” will commence in the mountains of Pakistan from Sunday at the training range of the National Counter-Terrorist Center in Pabbi area. “The joint drills of units of the Russian and Pakistani armed forces ‘Friendship 2018′ will ... Read More »

Pakistan Navy commissions indigenously built 17,000-tonne fleet tanker

Pakistan Navy commissioned a 17,000-ton fleet tanker it has built in collaboration with a Turkish defense company

Pakistan Navy commissioned a 17,000-ton fleet tanker it has built in collaboration with a Turkish defense company Pakistan Navy on Tuesday commissioned an indigenously built 17,000-tonne fleet tanker named PNS Moawin to its fleet during a ceremony held at Pakistan Navy Dockyard in Karachi. The fleet tanker has been built in collaboration with a Turkish defense company, STM Defence. The ... Read More »

Singapore Centre to promote ASEAN’s Cyber Capabilities and Response

SINGAPORE – Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean of Singapore announced on September 18 that his country will set up an Asean-Singapore Cyber-Security Centre of Excellence to strengthen Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) members’ cyber strategy development, legislation and research capabilities. According to a report by Straits Times “with cyber-attacks mounting, Singapore is expanding its Programme to deepen Asean’s ... Read More »

India, Pakistan tension may cross limit amid threat of a ‘misadventure’ by Indian forces

ISLAMABAD (PPA) – Pakistan’s newly elected Prime Minister Imran Khan was highly disappointed by India’s U-turn for talks between two foreign ministers in New York on the sidelines of UN General Assembly Session. Imran Khan has written a letter to Indian Prime Minister Modi early this month suggesting the resumption of talks between the two nations adding that Pakistan remains ... Read More »

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