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  • Air Marshal Asghar Khan: my role model, father of Pakistan Air Force, and the protégé of Jinnah

    I have many reasons to write in memory of the venerated Air Marshal Asghar Khan — a protégé of Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, he was my role model from the age of 19 when I joined the Royal Pakistan Air Force (RPAF) in 1952...

    I first heard about Asghar Khan, who was at the time a wing commander, from my instructor at the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) Academy in Risalpur, who narrated to me the historic event of Jinnah’s visit to...

  • France invokes self-defence for Syria air strikes

    PARIS: If France launches air strikes on self-styled Islamic State targets in Syria, it will follow the United States and Britain in claiming it is acting in self-defence, but experts say such action could land it in difficult legal territory...

    Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius explained that if President Francois Hollande orders strikes, they would take place “under Article 51 of the United Nations Charter, in other words, in...

  • Iran tests home-grown air defence system: official

    Iran has tested its home-grown air defence system, designed to match the Russian S-300, the head of the Revolutionary Guards' air defence has said...

    ” Bavar (which means “belief”) is Tehran's first long-range missile defence system, and is set to be operational by March 2018, he added...

  • Germany to get new air defence system, battleships

    BERLIN: Germany plans to acquire a new air defence system and four new battleships over the coming years for a total of nearly 8 billion euros ($8...

    Volker Wieker said on Tuesday that Germany plans to get the Medium Extended Air Defence System, or MEADS, the news agency DPA reported...

  • Test of air defence system completed

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Army said on Monday that it had completed the induction training of FM-90 air defe­nce missile system recently imported from China...

    Army Chief Gen Raheel Sharif witnessed the firing of the FM-90 air defence missile system near Karachi...

  • Iran says Russia delivers first part of S-300 air defence system

    DUBAI: Russia has sent the first part of its S-300 air defence missile system to Iran, Iranian foreign ministry spokesman Hossein Jaber Ansari was quoted as saying by Tasnim news agency on Monday...

    Russia says it cancelled a contract to deliver S-300s, among the world's most capable air defence systems, to Iran in 2010 under pressure from the West...

  • Army inducts Chinese-built air defence system to its arsenal

    Pakistan Army on Sunday inducted Chinese-built Low to Medium Altitude Air Defence System (LOMADS) LY-80 in its air defence system, read a statement issued by the military’s media wing...

    LY-80 is a Chinese mobile air defence system capable of tracking and destroying variety of aerial targets at longer ranges flying at low and medium altitude, the ISPR statement read...

  • Turkey to buy advanced Russian air defence system, alarms Nato

    ISTANBUL: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday said Turkey will buy some of Russia’s highly-sophisticated air defence systems “in the shortest time” — a purchase that has alarmed Ankara’s Nato partners...

    The S-400 is the latest generation surface-to-air defence system developed by Russia and is considered by Nato countries to pose a threat to their aircraft...

  • Syria accuses Israel of first strikes since air defence upgrade

    BEIRUT: Damascus on Friday accused Israel of striking Syria, in what a monitor said were the such first missiles to hit the country since an air defence upgrade after the downing of a Russian plane in September...

    The Syrian regime claimed its air defence systems shot down all “hostile targets” late on Thursday...

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