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Pakistan marks Defence Day to honour 1965 war martyrs

K-8 Advanced Jet Trainers practicing aerobatics. Photo: Muhammed Usman

ISLAMABAD – The 51st Defence Day of Pakistan is being observed today with renewed pledge and commitment to the defence of the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Pakistan. It was on 6th of September in 1965 that the Indian forces crossed international border in the darkness of night and attacked Pakistan but ever vigilant armed forces solidly backed by the ... Read More »

Photos: German Defence Attache visits Pakistan Army Museum

German Defence Attache, Colonel Klaus Wolf visits the Museum of the Pakistan Army in Rawalpindi

German Defence Attache, Colonel Klaus Wolf visited the Museum of the Pakistan Army in the last week of August 2016. He was welcomed by Brigadier Adnan Saleem, the director of the museum who accompanied him on a guided tour. After visiting the museum, Colonel Klaus Wolf remarked: “It is impressive how in this museum the proud history of the Pakistan Army ... Read More »

Pakistan Army wins international sniper competition

Pakistan Army wins international sniper competition

Naik Arshad was declared the best sniper in the competition, which was attended by 21 teams representing 14 countries RAWALPINDI – Pakistan Army soldiers have won an international sniping and shooting competition in Beijing. The team representing Pakistan Army secured the first position in all individual and team events, said the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). Naik Arshad representing the Pakistan ... Read More »

Pakistan and Germany discuss military, security cooperation

COAS General Raheel was given a special guard of honour upon his arrival in Germany

Pakistan’s Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif held meetings with the senior military leadership of Germany and discussed defence cooperation and regional stability issues. Bilateral military to military relations, defence and security cooperation and training exchanges also came under discussion during the meeting. Pakistan army chief is currently in Berlin for a two-day visit where he is ... Read More »

490 soldiers martyred, 3,500 militants killed in Operation Zarb-e-Azb: DG ISPR

Army launches Punjab-wide operation against militants after Lahore carnage

Pakistan marks two years since the start of Operation Zarb-e-Azb during which a 3600-kilometer square area was cleared of terrorists. This included Datta Khel, Alora Mandi and Shawal Valley. ISLAMABAD – Around 490 soldiers of the Pakistan Army have died in the line of duty and more than 3500 terrorists were killed during Operation Zarb-i-Azb, Lt Gen Asim Bajwa said. But there ... Read More »

Pakistan and Czech Republic discuss defence cooperation

Pakistan and Czech Republic discuss defence cooperation

Czech Chief of General Staff appreciated achievements of Operation Zarb-e-Azb and praised Pakistan’s armed forces RAWALPINDI – Chief of General Staff Czech Republic Armed Forces General Josef Becvar called on Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif at General Headquarters (GHQ) on Tuesday. Upon arrival, the Czech Republic Armed Forces chief was presented a guard of honour by a batch of Pakistan army soldiers. ... Read More »

Pakistan Navy War College holds 45th graduation ceremony

Pakistan Navy War College holds 45th graduation ceremony

Graduates of Pakistan Navy War College are from China, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, Jordan, Malaysia, Oman, Nigeria, Sri Lanka, South Africa and Bangladesh besides Pakistan LAHORE – The Convocation ceremony of 45th Pakistan Navy Staff Course was held at Pakistan Navy War College, Lahore. Graduates from more than 10 foreign countries were awarded degrees for successfully completing Masters Degrees in War ... Read More »

General Raheel dismisses 12 Army officers over corruption charges

Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif

Lietenant General Obaid Ullah Khattak and Major General Ejaz Shahid were among those dismissed. Other include three brigadiers and a colonel ISLAMABAD (Pakistan) – Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif has terminated 12 army officers from services for corruption including a three star general. All the service benefits of these officers have been taken back by the military ... Read More »

Army launches Punjab-wide operation against militants after Lahore carnage

Army launches Punjab-wide operation against militants after Lahore carnage

The Army and Rangers will conduct a full-blown operation across Punjab to target militants, their facilitators and their hideouts, military sources confirmed ISLAMABAD – Pakistan army has initiated a military operation to crackdown banned militant outfits across Punjab following a deadly suicide blast in Lahore that killed over 70 people and injured more than 300. Chief of Army Staff (COAS) ... Read More »

PM Nawaz, Gen Raheel attend closing ceremony of war games in Saudi Arabia

PM Nawaz, Gen Raheel attend closing ceremony of war games in Saudi Arabia

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif Thursday attended closing ceremony of joint military exercise “North Thunder” in Saudi Arabia’s Hafarul Batin city RIYADH (Saudi Arabia) – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif and leaders of other countries attended the ceremony along Khadim al Harmain Al Sharifain King Salman Bin ... Read More »

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