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  • Barmy Army warming up for Aussies at raucous Edgbaston

    Raucous Edgbaston is about as far removed from the refined surrounds of Lord’s as it can get — especially the notorious Eric Hollies stand, the spiritual home of England’s vociferous Barmy Army...

    Chris Millard, managing director of the Barmy Army, believes they are like a 12th man...

  • Under-training army officers visit Gwadar projects

    GWADAR: A delegation of the Command and Staff College Quetta comprising under-training army officers visited the port city of Gwadar on Sunday...

    Members of the delegation, which also included army officers of various countries, visited different development projects in the city...

  • Pak Army training aircraft crash-lands near Peshawar due to 'technical failure'

    A Pakistan Army Mushshak aircraft experiencing a 'technical failure' crash-landed in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's Mattani area in the village of Painda Khan near Peshawar on Thursday, security sources told DawnNews...

    It can operate from any short unprepared strip and is ideal for basic flight training, instrument flying, aerobatics, stalls and deliberate spins, night flying, navigation flying and formation flying...

  • Army chief witnesses Saudi-Pak joint training exercise near Jhelum

    RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Raheel Sharif visited National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC), Pabbi near Jhelum on Friday and witnessed the culmination of Pak–Saudi joint training exercise Al-Shihab...

    Al-Shihab focused on counter terrorism training of the special operation forces of Pakistan and in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia which included cordon and search operations, airdropping and helicopter lifting of special...

  • Army's training aircraft crashes near Gujranwala, killing both pilots

    GUJRANWALA: A Pak Army aircraft on a training mission crashed near Gujranwala district of Punjab Tuesday evening, killing both the crew members on board...

    According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the aircraft was on a training flight and both the crew members, instructor pilot Major Azhar and trainee pilot Captain Ahmed lost their lives in the crash...

  • First women finish combat training at US Army’s school

    FORT BENNING: They hiked for miles across mountains and jungle with 90 pound packs, jumped out of helicopters and worked 20-hour days on the US Army’s most gruelling training course...

    “Every senior leader in the US Army wears the tab,” said another 1980 West Point grad, Lillian Pfluk...

  • Police top brass approves officials’ training by army

    A meeting of senior police officers presided over by Inspector General of Punjab Police Mushtaq Ahmad Sukhera accorded approval to procurement of water-cannons, armoured personnel carriers (APCs) and a helicopter, besides recruitment of 5,000 policemen, change of uniform and training by the Pakistan Army...

    Additional IG (Establishment) Nasimul Zaman, Additional IG (Operations) retired Capt Arif Nawaz, Additional IG (Training) retired...

  • Army chief witnesses Pak-China drill at counter-terror training centre

    ISLAMABAD: Chief of the Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa visited the National Counter Terrorism Training Centre (NCTC) at Pabbi and spent the day witnessing concluding sessions of high-profile training events...

    He saw the final day of the two-month-long Pakistan-China exercise Warrior-4, which focused on high-impact counter-terrorism operations, both in rural and urban areas, using heli-borne and special forces of both countries,...

  • Pak-Russia joint training exercise will reinforce existing military ties, says army chief

    Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Monday visited National Counter Terrorism Centre in Pabbi, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, on the last day of the ongoing Pak-Russia Joint Training Exercise Druzhba-III, read a statement issued by the military’s media wing...

    The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said, “The exercise focused on counter-terrorism training of the special operation forces of Pakistan and ground forces of Russian...

  • Pakistan, China air forces launch joint training exercise

    SHANGHAI: China's air force on Saturday began joint training exercises with that of Pakistan, China's defence ministry said, as the two nations' militaries strengthen operational ties...

    China has also long urged Pakistan to weed out what it says are militants from Xinjiang, who may be holed up in the tribal areas on the Pakistan-Afghan border, a region home to a mix of militant groups...

  • Pakistan, China air forces kick off Shaheen-V joint training exercise

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and China began their fifth joint air exercise, Shaheen-V, at an operational base in Pakistan, a Pakistan Air Force (PAF) spokesman told DawnNews on Thursday...

    "A contingent of People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) comprising combat pilots, air defence controllers and technical ground crew besides a PAF contingent are participating in the exercises," said the PAF spokesman...

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