22 dead in Ukraine military plane crash

KYIV: At least 22 people including military cadets were killed and two others were seriously injured when a Ukrainian air force plane crashed near Kharkiv in the east of the country. Deputy Interior Minister Anton Gerashchenko confirmed the death toll,

Gen Bajwa discusses security matters with military officers

LAHORE: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Tuesday met senior serving and retired military officers to discuss security and other professional matters. “The COAS had an interactive session on wide-ranging issues including professional matters, security situation

Gen Bajwa reviews coronavirus preventive measures

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Jawed Bajwa on Thursday chaired a Corps Commander Conference at the General Headquarters (GHQ), according to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). The military’s top brass discussed operational preparedness, the situation along the

PHC directs lawyer to file written argument of military court convictions

PESHAWAR: On Tuesday the Peshawar High Court ordered military court convicts lawyers, federal and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa governments to submit written appeals on about 230 applications against those prosecutions until 20 February. A bench comprised of Chief Justice Waqar Ahmad Seth

Modi govt plans $2.6 billion military deal ahead Trump’s visit

NEW DELHI: India is expected to give official approval to the American global defense and security company Lockheed Martin’s $2.6 billion deal for military planes ahead of President Donald Trump’s scheduled visit this month in February. The government of Prime

India’s rising military budget

India has increased its defence budget by six percent with the aim to implement an offensive against Pakistan. It has now become the fifth largest country in terms of defence spending.  Currently, India’s defence budget has been upped to $45.45

US military plane crashes in Afghanistan

KABUL: A plane which US officials described as a small military aircraft crashed in a Taliban-controlled area of central Afghanistan on Monday. The Aghan Taliban claimed to have brought it down but US officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity

Afghan military launch air, ground strikes on Taliban, kill 51

KABUL: Afghan forces have used ground attacks and airstrikes over multiple operations against the Taliban, killing 51 militants in an escalation that indicated a new deadlock in peace negotiations. Afghanistan’s Defense Ministry on Sunday said government forces had launched 13

Boot antics

Talk shows have always been controversial for their theatrics, but PTI leader Faisal Vawda went a step further when he brought a military boot to a show and placed in on the table during a live TV programme. The federal

Faisal Vawda brings military boot to TV talk show

ISLAMABAD: In a rather bizarre move, federal minister for water resources Faisal Vawda brought a military boot to a live TV talk show. When asked if Nawaz Sharif was genuinely sick, the PTI leader said that the PML-N leader had

Hastily passed military bills

The amendments in the constitution regarding an extension in the tenure of the chief of army staff had a smooth sailing in the National Assembly. Never has the House witnessed such unity on an issue of national security, other than

Rohingya genocide hearing

It was an unusual sight as Nobel laureate Aung Sang Suu Kyi arrived at the International Court of Justice to defend the Myanmar military over charges of genocide against the Muslim minority Rohingyas. The human rights icon who struggled against

Musharraf treason case

The highly-anticipated verdict in a treason case against former military ruler retired General Pervez Musharraf has been halted just a day before it was set to be announced. The former self-proclaimed president may never be brought to justice. When a

US warns Serbia off buying Russian missile systems

Skopje: US army warns Serbia to be “careful and cautious” about acquiring Russian air defence systems. US special envoy Matthew Palmer said, “We do of course have concerns not just about the deployment of Russian military equipment on the territory