India, Pakistan agree to follow all ceasefire pacts

NEW DELHI: India and Pakistan have agreed to strictly observe all agreements on ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) and other sectors, according to a joint statement on Thursday. The decision on ceasefire, effective since Wednesday midnight, was taken at a meeting between the Director Generals of Military Operations (DGMOs) of India and Pakistan. […]

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US to sell 66 F-16 fighter jets to Taiwan amid soaring tensions with China

Taiwan formally signed an agreement to buy 66 of the latest model F-16 jets built by Lockheed Martin Corp., a move likely to further inflame tensions between the US and China. Taiwan’s purchase of the F-16s marks the first sale of advanced fighter jets to the island since President George HW Bush announced approval for […]

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Survivor recalls horror of Pakistan plane crash that killed 97

One of the two people to survive a plane crash in Pakistan that killed 97 people has described jumping from the burning wreckage of the aircraft after it hurtled into a residential neighbourhood. The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane came down among houses on Friday afternoon after both engines failed as it approached Karachi airport, […]

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Pakistan rolls out first batch of dual-seat fighter jets manufactured in collaboration with China

By Sajjad Hussain ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has rolled out the first batch of its indigenous dual-seat fighter jets, manufactured in collaboration with its all-weather ally China. To mark the occasion, a grand ceremony was held at the Aircraft Manufacturing Factory in Kamra near Islamabad on Friday, the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) said in a statement. Pakistan’s […]

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India takes up Pakistan’s denial of airspace use to Narendra Modi’s aircraft with international body

NEW DELHI: India has taken up Pakistan’s denial of use of its airspace to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s flight with the International Civil Aviation Organisation, government sources said on Monday. Modi is travelling to Saudi Arabia later in the day on a bilateral visit. India has sought overflight clearance from Pakistan for the prime minister’s […]

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Pakistan turns down India’s request to open airspace for Narendra Modi’s flight to Saudi Arabia

NEW DELHI: Pakistan on Sunday said it has denied India’s request to allow Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s VVIP flight to use its airspace for his upcoming visit to Saudi Arabia, citing the alleged human rights violations in Jammu and Kashmir. In a statement, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said Pakistan has decided not to allow […]

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Will not allow Narendra Modi’s Air India One aircraft to fly over country: Pakistan

NEW DELHI: Pakistan on Wednesday rejected India’s request to allow Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s VVIP flight to use its airspace for his upcoming visit to the US via Germany, citing “the current situation in Kashmir”. “India had requested Pakistan to allow Modi to use its airspace to travel to Germany on the 21st (Sept) and […]

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Pakistan denies permission to President Ram Nath Kovind to enter its airspace

NEW DELHI:Pakistan has refused a request by India to allow President Ram Nath Kovind to use its airspace for his flight to Iceland, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said on Saturday. Kovind will embark on a visit to Iceland, Switzerland and Slovenia from Monday during which he is expected to brief the top leadership in […]

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Neither closed airspace for India, nor re-routed any Indian flights: Pakistan

LAHORE: Pakistan on Thursday clarified that it has neither closed its airspace for India nor re-routed any route for the Indian flights. “There has been no change to the notice to airmen (NOTAM) and all flights are being operated as per schedule issued earlier,” Civil Aviation Authority Pakistan spokesperson Mujtaba Baig told PTI. “Pakistan has […]

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Pakistan closes a corridor of its air space, Air India says won’t affect us much

NEW DELHI: Pakistan has closed a corridor in its airspace, which will result in an additional up to12 minutes of flying time for overseas flights, an Air India official said on Wednesday. The flights will have to be diverted to other routes due to the closure, the official said. “One air corridor has been closed […]

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