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  Pakistani Forces - Pakistan Army
According to a report Pakistan Army has the 7th largest active troops in the world, that have been said a total strength is up to 520,000 soldiers, much larger than that of the United States and reserve element of 500,000 who have a reserve obligation up to age of 45 years.
Pakistan Army has a simple reserve status which lasts for eight years after leaving active service or until age forty-five for enlisted men and age fifty for officers.
Army’s Paramilitary organizations included the 185,000-member National Guard, compromising the Janbaz Forces, which is a locally recruited militia mainly charged with air defense, and two other programs similar to the United States Reserve Officers Training Corps, The National Cadet Corps, and the Women Guard.
www.pakistaniforces.com /Pakistan_Army   (365 words)

  
 Pakistan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Pakistan is partially separated from modern-day India by natural barriers such as the Rann of Kutch and the desolate 500-mile (800-km) long Thar desert, and many of these groups did not penetrate further into the rest of the Indian subcontinent.
Pakistan's Two largest mainstream parties are the leftist Pakistan Peoples Party and the centrist Pakistan Muslim League (Q), which obtained a plurality in the October 2002 elections.
The Finance and Trade Center, Karachi, Pakistan Pakistan, a developing country, is the sixth most populous in the world and is faced With a number of challenges on the political and Economic fronts.
pakistan.iqnaut.net   (6088 words)

  
 Fifty Years of the Pakistan Army (The Misplaced Sojourn)
With the Army Chief behind him and Americans all out to help him with economic and other aid, he thought he would be the king of Pakistan for life.
It is unfortunate but understandable that whenever the ARMY has been used in any province in Aid of Civil power or in the manner it was used in Balochistan or in DIR NWFP/Sindh and Karachi widened the gulf between provinces and created bitterness against the officers and men of the Army.
It is the duty of the Army to defend the territorial integrity of Pakistan and we must prepare ourselves for this.
www.defencejournal.com /oct99/50years-army.htm   (1816 words)

  
 Pakistan Army - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Pakistan Army (Urdu: پاک فوج) is the largest branch of the Pakistan military, and is responsible for protection of the state borders, the security of administered territories and defending the national interests of Pakistan within the framework of its international obligations.
Pakistan, today has a 45 day reserve of ammunition and fuel as compared to only 13 days in 1965 and has fairly effective and efficient lines of communication and can fully mobilize its formations in less than 96 hours owing to the lack of depth in the country's North South axis.
Fauji Foundation is a pension fund of the Pakistan Army.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Pakistan_Army   (3478 words)

  
 Pakistan's Army Gets New Nuclear-Capable Missile
"Pakistan (does) not have global ambitions but was compelled to go nuclear due to belligerence in its neighborhood," Musharraf was quoted as saying by state-run Pakistan television.
A statement issued by Pakistan's military said the Hatf-IV missile, also known as the Shaheen One, had a range of 466 miles and could carry all types of warheads.
Pakistan conducted its first nuclear tests in 1998 in response to similar testing by India and both countries have developed a range of missiles to deliver nuclear warheads.
www.rense.com /general35/ndndu.htm   (432 words)

  
 Boston.com / News / World / Asia / Pakistan army seeks help hunting al-Qaida
A Pakistan army helicopter dropped leaflets in a remote tribal region near the border with Afghanistan, urging tribesmen to help capture suspected al-Qaida fugitives, residents and officials said on Saturday.
Many locals resent the presence of the army in this semiautonomous region, where dozens of homes of people suspected of harboring foreign terrorists were demolished and other properties were damaged in the two-week military operation -- Pakistan's largest since it became an ally in the U.S.-led war on terror in late 2001.
Pakistan has not specified the nationalities of the foreigners, saying they were under interrogation and in the process of being identified, but they are believed to include Uzbeks, Chechens and Arabs.
www.boston.com /news/world/asia/articles/2004/04/03/pakistan_army_seeks_help_hunting_al_qaida   (567 words)

  
 Pakistan Facts - Pakistan Army takes over economy, administration   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
With an Army foundation running several large state-owned companies in Pakistan, a local daily has come out with a list of over 1,000 Armed forces officers occupying top posts in the government and foreign missions since Pervez Musharraf took over in 1999, reflecting their stranglehold over the economy and administration.
The number of Army brigadiers or their equivalent ranks from the Navy and Air Force was "even higher at 160", it said, quoting an annexure placed in the Senate library.
Along with the army, the Pakistan Navy and the Air Force, too are setting up varied enterprises - commercial, financial and real estate - to promote the welfare of their own people.
www.pakistan-facts.com /article.php?story=20031005204803311   (1571 words)

  
 Asia Times: Pakistan's army lays a political smokescreen
The immediate response of Musharraf's regime is to increase the span of military rule over Pakistan, instead of ending it in October 2002 as he is required to by a Supreme Court ruling that followed the bloodless coup in 1999.
Despite these contradictions, civic society in Pakistan has survived the prolonged military rule; however, it seems to be coming under renewed siege with the news of the regrouping of the obscurantist Islamist forces from neighboring Afghanistan.
However, the army seems to have successfully persuaded the Bush administration that the rogue elements are a force all to themselves, and have been increasingly challenging the forces of moderation inside Pakistan, read Musharraf.
www.atimes.com /ind-pak/DD02Df02.html   (818 words)

  
 BBC News | South Asia | Pakistan's army and its history of politics
The announcement by Pakistan's army chief, General Pervez Musharraf, that the military had seized power came after several months of rumours of a possible military coup.
Although Pakistan was founded as a democracy after the partition of the Indian sub-continent, the army has remained one of the country's most powerful institutions.
Now the army's actions appear to herald an end to what has been the longest period in Pakistan's turbulent history in which the military has remained on the sidelines.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/south_asia/472953.stm   (454 words)

  
 NTI: Country Overviews: Pakistan: Missile Chronology
Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson Masood Khan says that during the forthcoming talks between India and Pakistan, Pakistan wishes to discuss the creation of a strategic restraint regime as well as measures to avoid the accidental launch of nuclear missiles.
Pakistan’s cabinet approves a draft bill for strengthening export controls on “material, equipment and technologies related to nuclear, chemical or biological weapons and their delivery systems.” The draft bill is expected to be enacted into law after receiving parliamentary approval.
Pakistan presents its proposal on a strategic restraint regime that calls for the prevention of a nuclear and missile race, an agreement on risk reduction centers, non-induction of air-based and sea-based missile systems, and a nuclear doctrine of minimum deterrence.
www.nti.org /e_research/profiles/Pakistan/Missile/3068_4693.html   (10354 words)

  
 Pakistan Army
The Chief of the Army Staff (COAS), formerly called the Commander in Chief (C in C), is challenged with the responsibility of commanding the Pakistan Army.
Under this strategic concept, the Pakistan Army is viewed as a force capable of undertaking a strategic offensive on land, including the possiblity of taking the war into enemy territory, rather than waiting to be hit.
The Pakistan Army today is in better shape than before which is evident from the fact that it has 45 days of reserve ammunition and fuels in stocks as compared to 1965 when it only had 13 days of stocks.
www-ec.njit.edu /~axz6893/army.htm   (1394 words)

  
 Pakistan Facts - Arrests reveal Pakistan army support for terrorists   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The officers hailed mostly from the Northwest Frontier Province, a stronghold of Pakistan?s religious parties that are sympathetic to the Taliban and al-Qaeda.
One Western diplomat in Pakistan said: "The arrests show a glimpse of the dark side of the ISI [Inter Services Intelligence] and the Pakistan army.
Expert Ayesha Siddiqa-Agha said: "There are hardliners in the army who still believe in the ideology of hoisting the Islamic flag in Afghanistan with the help of extremists.
www.pakistan-facts.com /article.php?story=20030914114656117   (356 words)

  
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PAKISTAN Army Aviation (PAA) dates back to August 1947, when the division of the former British India resources between the emergent states on the sub-Continent at the time of Partition resulted in the transfer of four recently- received ex-RAF Auster Mk 5 and seven Mk 6 lightplanes and spares.
Progressive cannibalisation failed to prevent Pakistan’s Mi-8s from eventually becoming grounded for some years, and it was not until the necessary spares were obtained from China in the late 1980s that their operations could be fully resumed.
In Western Pakistan, many of the PAA’s inventory of about 90 aircraft of all types were active along almost the entire battlefront in their normal role of artillery spotting, battlefield surveillance, forward air control and reconnaissance.
www.pakdef.info /pakmilitary/airforce/articles/john.html   (2141 words)

  
 Middle East Transparent - Pakistan Army Cracking Up   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The 2500 odd reluctant army personnel had been from a recent deployment of troops that is now being assisted by the army unit 23AK.
Sources have also revealed that even many from amongst army unit 23AK were also threatened with arrest and dishonourable discharge if they refused to deploy as part of the offensive.
Quite a large number of them belong to officer cadre and have produced two army chiefs and several generals in the past.
www.metransparent.com /texts/pakistan_army_cracking_up.htm   (678 words)

  
 Military of Pakistan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Military of Pakistan (Urdu: عسکریہ پاک) is the principle defense organization of Pakistan.
Pakistan has been ruled by the military for a relatively large portion of the time since its independence in 1947.
Before 1947, the Military of Pakistan was part of the Army of India, as the armed force was known as under the British Raj, fought in both the World Wars and the numerous Anglo-Afghan Wars.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Military_of_Pakistan   (2292 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Pakistan's Drift Into Extremism: Allah, The Army, And America's War On Terror: Books: Hassan Abbas,Jessica ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Although a lot of blame goes to the army and the mullahs but the Pakistani police had an equal if not bigger hand in the plunder of the country and were the biggest protectors and collaborators of the local mullah's.
I have lived in Pakistan and the religious extremism is defiantly does not represent the majority of the country.
Abbas examines the rise of religious extremism in Pakistan and analyzes its connections to Pakistan Army's policies and the fluctuating US-Pakistan relations.
www.amazon.com /Pakistans-Drift-Into-Extremism-Americas/dp/0765614979   (2173 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - Pakistan army protests coalition forces   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan's army has lodged a strong protest with U.S.-led coalition forces based in neighboring Afghanistan over an incursion by U.S. troops into a Pakistani tribal region while chasing terror suspects, an army spokesman said Saturday.
Pakistan has been a key U.S. ally since U.S.-led forces toppled the Taliban regime in Afghanistan.
Pakistan has deployed 70,000 troops in the tribal areas to block the insurgents, but suffered a setback recently when dozens of troops were killed in clashes with suspected al-Qaeda fighters.
www.usatoday.com /news/world/2004-05-22-pakistan-us-protest_x.htm   (325 words)

  
 Directorate for Inter-Services Intelligence [ISI] - Pakistan Intelligence Agencies
The Directorate for Inter-Services Intelligence [ISI] was founded in 1948 by a British army officer, Maj Gen R Cawthome, then Deputy Chief of Staff in Pakistan Army.
Field Marshal Ayub Khan, the president of Pakistan in the 1950s, expanded the role of ISI in safeguarding Pakistan's interests, monitoring opposition politicians, and sustaining military rule in Pakistan.
Pakistan's top national security agency, the Army's Directorate for Inter-Services Intelligence, monitored the activities of and provided advice and support to the mujahidin, and commandos from the Army's Special Services Group helped guide the operations inside Afghanistan.
www.fas.org /irp/world/pakistan/isi   (1767 words)

  
 PakistaniDefence.Com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Chief of Pakistan Air Force, Air Chief Marshal Tanvir Mahmood Ahmed who was chief guest at the maiden flight ceremony congratulated the pilots, engineers and technicians of the two countries to make the JF-17 Thunder project successful.
It was a successful trial flight in which pilot of the one-seated aircraft completed all preset subjects and ended up a smooth landing.
The successful maiden flight proved the reliable performance of the aircraft and demonstrated that Pakistan and Chinese aviation industry have grown capable of developing a new aircraft.
www.pakistanidefence.com   (377 words)

  
 Pakistan (British Empire & Commonwealth Land Forces)
Pakistan was created by the partition of British India at independence in 1947.
Roll of Regiments of the Pakistan Army, 1999, by T.F. Mills.
Army and Terrorism in Sindh, by Raja Khurshid Ahmad.
www.regiments.org /nations/southasia/pakistan.htm   (462 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | World | South Asia | Dilemma of Pakistan army's quake role
The problem, it seems, rests with the character and training of the Pakistan army - an institution which the global relief regime now recognises as the best informed outfit on local conditions in all the quake-hit areas.
The army's issue with disseminating accurate information on the ground situation arises primarily from its dual role - being a governmental army and being directly responsible for providing relief to the victims.
From that point onwards, information on the quake hit zone moved firmly in the realm of political fiction as the ISPR became totally bogged down in defending the government against what was appearing in the media.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/south_asia/4503508.stm   (836 words)

  
 King's Royal Hussars Pakistan
KRH have a number of affiliated regiments from different armies around the world, one of which is The Guides Cavalry from Pakistan.
In order to promote good will and understanding between the UK and Pakistani Armies units have been affiliated to each other and send Officers to either countries on a reciprocal basis.
All those who met him enjoyed his company and we all wish OJ the best for the future and his career, we certainly hope we have the opportunity to meet him again.
www.army.mod.uk /the_kings_royal_hussars/gallery/pakistan.htm   (315 words)

  
 India Threatens Attack On Militants And Pakistan Army
The unusually combative statement came as "militants" allegedly robbed a bank in Kashmir and, according to New Delhi, an Indian soldier died in cross-LoC shelling from Pakistan Wednesday.
Lieutenant General R K Nanavatty, who commands tens of thousands of Indian combat troops deployed along Line of Control in Kashmir, said his statement should be seen as a "message for the Pakistan Army" from his military headquarters.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee warned Pakistan on Wednesday not to underestimate India's might and said India was not a weak nation of bangle-wearing women but a macho country of men with metal bracelets.
www.rense.com /general16/indiathreatensattack.htm   (650 words)

  
 Pakistan army gets new missile system
President Pervez Musharraf handed an indigenously produced nuclear-capable ballistic missile system to Pakistan's army Saturday, asserting the country would continue to strengthen its deterrent capability.
He assured the world that the proliferation network had been uprooted within Pakistan and Islamabad was cooperating with the international community in wiping out international nuclear fl market network.
The solid-fuel Hatf-111 (Ghaznavi) missile system that was handed to the Army Strategic Force Command will form an integral part of Pakistan's operational deterrent system, which also includes Shaheen and Ghauri intermediate missiles, Musharraf said.
www.spacewar.com /2004/040221172830.0bohntht.html   (205 words)

  
 PAKISTAN ARMY (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.netlab.uky.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Pakistan Army has taken up the resposibilty to guard the frontiers of Pakistan, an islamic
Pakistan is an Islamic State and the wars will be faught for
A Website dedicated to the Defenders of Pakistan who sacrifice their lives for the protection of our motherland.
www.geocities.com.cob-web.org:8888 /pakistanarmy_pk/home.html   (367 words)

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