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Pakistan Army Jet Crashes, Killing Instructor, Trainee Pilot
April 15, 2020

Pakistan Army Jet Crashes, Killing Instructor, Trainee Pilot

By Associated Press
 A Pakistani fighter jet crashed during a routine training mission near the city of Gujrat in eastern Punjab province on Monday morning.

Pakistan Test Launches Ra’ad II Nuclear-Capable Air-Launched Cruise Missile
February 19, 2020

Pakistan Test Launches Ra’ad II Nuclear-Capable Air-Launched Cruise Missile

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Pakistan on Tuesday conducted a successful test of its latest Ra’ad-II air-launched cruise missile with a new range of 600 kilometers.
Pakistan Air Force to Take Delivery of First 12 JF-17B Fighters ‘in Near Future’
February 05, 2020

Pakistan Air Force to Take Delivery of First 12 JF-17B Fighters ‘in Near Future’

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The service is expected to receive the new fighter jets soon, according to Pakistan Air Force officials.

Pakistan Completes Production of First Batch of JF-17B Fighter Aircraft
January 10, 2020

Pakistan Completes Production of First Batch of JF-17B Fighter Aircraft

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Pakistan reportedly built the first batch of eight JF-17Bs in just five months.

Pakistan’s JF-17 Block III Fighter Jet Makes Maiden Flight
January 06, 2020

Pakistan’s JF-17 Block III Fighter Jet Makes Maiden Flight

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The single-seat fighter jet took to the skies for the first time last month.

China Overhauls Pakistan Air Force JF-17 Fighter Jet
May 22, 2019

China Overhauls Pakistan Air Force JF-17 Fighter Jet

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The fighter aircraft was reportedly returned to the Pakistan Air Force in March.

Pakistan Returns Captured Indian Pilot
March 02, 2019

Pakistan Returns Captured Indian Pilot

By Zaheer Babar
It was a welcome move toward de-escalation, even as cross-border shellings continue.
India-Pakistan Crisis Exposes Modi’s Dilemma
February 28, 2019

India-Pakistan Crisis Exposes Modi’s Dilemma

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan and Rajesh Rajagopalan
The decision about whether to escalate or not is much more complex than it appears.

Pakistan Moves Ahead With Sale of 3 JF-17 Fighter Jets to Nigeria
October 26, 2018

Pakistan Moves Ahead With Sale of 3 JF-17 Fighter Jets to Nigeria

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Pakistan’s government has provided a $183.4 million sovereign guarantee for the sale of three JF-17 fighters to Nigeria.

Pakistan Stands Up New Fighter Squadron
March 08, 2018

Pakistan Stands Up New Fighter Squadron

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The Pakistan Air Force inaugurated a new JF-17 fighter squadron in Quetta last month.

Air Forces of Pakistan, China Begin 'Shaheen VI' Exercises
September 11, 2017

Air Forces of Pakistan, China Begin 'Shaheen VI' Exercises

By Ankit Panda
The two countries held the sixth iteration of their major air force exercises, which first began in 2011.
Pakistan Raises Defense Spending
June 05, 2017

Pakistan Raises Defense Spending

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Pakistan is slated to increase its defense budget by around 7 percent in fiscal year 2017-2018.

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