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  • Pakistan may study other fighter aircraft options, US told

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has conveyed to the United States that it does not have the money to buy F-16 jets from its resources and has cautioned that if the stalemate over funding is not resolved it may consider buying some other fighter aircraft to meet its needs...

    Initially, the deal for the sale of eight F-16s to Pakistan was to be partially funded through the Foreign Military Financing (FMF) with the US providing $430 million, while...

  • ‘Proud British fighter’ Amir Khan wants to boost sport in Pakistan, too

    ISLAMABAD: Boxer Amir Khan has denied betraying his British upbringing after being criticised for saying he would represent Pakistan at the Rio Games, insisting he only wanted to boost the sport in his parents' country of birth...

    But the Bolton-born fighter also admitted he would not be willing to face an accompanying two-year ban from the World Boxing Council that would jeopardise his professional career, making an Olympic...

  • US to sell eight F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan: report

    WASHINGTON: The Obama administration is preparing to sell eight F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan in an attempt to bolster the two countries' relationship despite Washington's reservations about Pakistan's growing nuclear arsenal, said a report published on The New York Times (NYT) website...

    The aircraft sales, which the United States (US) Congress could block, would be a symbolic step given Pakistan's current large fleet of fighter...

  • Myanmar in 'advanced negotiations' with Pakistan to licence-build JF-17 fighter

    The governments of Pakistan and Myanmar are now in "advanced negotiations" to licence-build the JF-17, a single-engine multi-role fighter jet, IHS Jane's Defence Weekly, an independent defence news agency, reported...

    Read more: Pakistan's tool of war: PAF's rolling thunderThe JF-17 Thunder aircraft, jointly developed by China and Pakistan, can carry 8,000lbs of ordinance on seven external hardpoints, which is an adequate amount of...

  • India to buy 36 French Rafale fighter jets

    NEW DELHI: India will only buy 36 Rafale fighter jets as they are “way too expensive”, the defence minister said on Sunday, dashing lingering French hopes of a larger deal that has been years in the making...

    Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said the previous government’s plans to buy 126 of the fighter jets from French firm Dassault were “economically unviable and not required”...

  • UAE armed forces say fighter jet in Yemen missing

    DUBAI: A United Arab Emirates fighter plane taking part in Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen is missing, the UAE armed forces said in a statement on state news agency WAM on Monday without giving further details...

    Read: UAE minister warns Pakistan of ‘heavy price for ambiguous stand’ on YemenAt least two jets from the alliance have crashed since the start of the campaign...

  • Ataullah — freedom fighter for Rohingya or curse?

    But to the supporters of Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (Arsa), their leader is an intrepid fighter who left a life of luxury in Saudi Arabia to defend the group against overwhelming odds...

    First, he returned to Pakistan with millions of dollars seeking guns, fighters and training from jihadi groups, according to militants in Karachi who met him...

  • Drones, fighter jets on agenda as Mattis arrives in India today

    NEW DELHI: Fighter jets, drone deals and shared concerns over Afghanistan’s security look set to dominate the agenda when US Defense Secretary James Mattis visits India this week...

    India has long vied with Pakistan for influence in Afghanistan, building dams, roads and a parliament building in the troubled country...

  • Italy seizes 50m euros worth of IS 'fighter drug'

    The painkiller has been described as the “fighter drug” as it is known to be popular among militants for its ability to dull pain and suppress fatigue...

    Renzo Nisi, a financial police captain involved in the May operation in Genoa, said Tramadol, a powerful painkiller, “is produced extremely cheaply in India and Pakistan”...

  • France, India pledge swift conclusion to fighter jet deal

    NEW DELHI: France's defence minister and his Indian counterpart pledged Wednesday to quickly wrap up negotiations over the purchase of 36 Rafale fighter jets, agreeing to set up teams to nail down the deal...

    India has in recent years launched a vast defence modernisation programme worth some $100 billion, partly to keep up with rival neighbours Pakistan and China...

  • JF-17B fighter jet takes maiden test flight

    A dual-seat variant of the JF-17 Thunder fighter jet co-developed by the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) and China took its maiden test flight in Chengdu on Friday, the PAF said in a press release...

    "It will further enhance the advanced combat training of PAF fighter pilots on this indigenous war fighting machine...

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