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US refuses to share information with India on Pakistan’s F-16s

Say it’s a bilateral issue between Pakistan and the US

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April 29, 2019


ISPR says a JF-17 Thunder was used to shoot down the Indian aircraft on Feb 27, not an F-16

Pakistan would welcome Russia’s help in mediating between it and India: Major General Asif Ghafoor

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March 25, 2019


Indian claims of shooting down Pakistan’s F-16 jet are baseless: FO

India is spreading misinformation to hide failures

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March 10, 2019


F-16 wasn’t used to shoot down Indian aircrafts: federal defence minister

Pervez Khattak said that an Indian submarine crossed 19kms into Pakistani waters

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March 6, 2019


No, a Pakistani fighter jet was not shot down by India

The ISPR DG says no F-16s were even used in the operation

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February 27, 2019


Syria says air defences responding to “new Israeli aggression”

BEIRUT: Syrian state news agency SANA said on Saturday that Syrian air defences were responding to a “new Israeli aggression” and a military source said the defences had thwarted attacks on military positions in the south of the country. Earlier on Saturday, the Israeli military said an Israeli F-16 jet crashed in northern Israel during…

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February 10, 2018


Pakistan, US discuss Afghan reconciliation, regional security

ISLAMABAD: A US delegation led by Senator John McCain called on Advisor to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz in Islamabad on Sunday. Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Tariq Fatemi and Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhary were also present on the occasion. Pakistan and the United States have discussed…

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July 3, 2016


Zardari discusses bilateral relations with US senator McCain

KARACHI: Former President Asif Ali Zardari met US Senator John McCain in Los Angeles and discussed bilateral relations between the two countries. Zardari asked the senator’s support for Pakistan in getting F-16 from US and emphasized that Pakistan need F-16 and drone technology to fight the war against terrorism, which is the big threat not…

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June 25, 2016


Nisar meets Olson, voices reservations on US policy for F-16 planes.

ISLAMABAD: US Special Representative for Pakistan and Afghanistan, Richard Olson called on Minister for Interior, Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan here on Thursday and discussed overall security situation of the region especially with reference to Afghanistan. Talking to Richard Olson, the Minister said, “stable and peaceful Afghanistan is not only in favour of Pakistan but the…

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May 19, 2016


Don’t worry, PAF can explore other options

Defense analysis shows that Pakistan need more F-16 fighter jets for the assistance in counter terrorism and counterinsurgency operations. Same was claimed by the US State Department in February 2016, when the spokesperson Helaena W. White endorsed the efforts and success of Pakistan’s defense forces in counter-terrorism operation plus the effective use of F-16 fighter…

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May 17, 2016


Indian efforts to block F-16 sale deal defeated: Sartaj

ISLAMABAD: Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz Thursday said the Indian lobby’s persistent efforts to block the sale of F-16 to Pakistan had been defeated through strong arguments and outreach to the US Congress. Winding up the debate on the Adjournment Motion moved by Senator  Mohsin Khan Leghari and other Senators on sale of F-16…

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May 12, 2016


F-16’s right platform to support Pakistan’s counterterrorism efforts: US

WASHINGTON: A US State Department spokesman said on Friday that F-16s fighter aircraft were the right platform to support Pakistan’s counterterrorism efforts and US security assistance contributes to a stable region. At a weekly briefing, Spokesman Mark Toner, while responding to a question that Pakistan was trying to make efforts to fight against the terror…

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April 30, 2016


US refuses to provide aid to Pakistan

WASHINGTON: The Obama administration has refused to provide financial assistance to Pakistan to buy eight F-16 combat jets from the US. Pakistan’s plan to buy eight jets has run into problems because the Congress has blocked any sort of American aid for the deal. According to media reports, the Congress blocked aid after a US…

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April 29, 2016


Bahrain F-16 crashes in Saudi near Yemen border

RIYADH: A Bahraini fighter jet taking part in the Saudi-led coalition battling rebel forces in Yemen crashed Wednesday in Saudi Arabia due to a “technical error,” the alliance said. The F-16 jet crashed in the kingdom’s southwestern region of Jazan near the border with Yemen, the coalition said in a statement on the official SPA…

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December 30, 2015


US plans to sell 8 more F-16 to Pakistan

Obama administration plans to sell eight more F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan in an attempt to bolster the two countries’ relationship.

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October 22, 2015


Turkey PM warns will retaliate if air space violated

ANKARA: Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Monday warned that Ankara would activate military rules of engagement irrespective of who violates its air space.

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October 5, 2015


Turkey says intercepted Russian jet violating its air space

ANKARA: Turkey said on Monday its F-16 jets had at the weekend intercepted a Russian fighter plane which violated Turkish air space near the Syrian border, forcing the aircraft to turn back.

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October 5, 2015


US F-16 jet crashes in Germany, pilot survives

BERLIN: A US F-16 fighter jet crashed Tuesday in southern Germany but the pilot parachuted to safety with only minor injuries, police said. The jet came down around 0730 GMT in a wooded area near the city of Bayreuth in Bavaria state, sparking a forest fire. The reason was not immediately clear. “The pilot managed…

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August 11, 2015

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