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March 2015 - Pakistan Special Weapons News

  • Pakistan: We won't join anti-Yemen coalition IRNA 31 Mar 2015 -- Pakistan Defense Minister Khawaja Asif says his country has not yet decided on deploying military forces to Saudi Arabia and won't join a Saudi-led coalition in the aggression against Yemen.
  • Saudi Arabia, Pakistan in joint drill near Yemen border Press TV 30 Mar 2015 -- Amid continued Saudi aggression against Yemen, Saudi and Pakistani forces attend a joint military drill near the kingdom's border with its impoverished neighbor.
  • 30 militants killed in Pakistani army airstrikes Press TV 25 Mar 2015 -- At least thirty pro-Taliban militants have been killed when Pakistani air force military aircraft carried out operations in a troubled northwestern tribal region near the border with Afghanistan.
  • What terrorism does: Fear and anger for Christians after Pakistan bombs IRIN 19 Mar 2015 -- Fears are running high in the homes of the over 70,000 Christians in Youhanabad, a settlement in Lahore - the capital of Pakistan's populous Punjab province.
  • Pakistan to Buy Russian Mi-35 Helicopter Gunships - President to Sputnik Sputnik 16 Mar 2015 -- Pakistan would like to expand military technical cooperation with Russia by purchasing Russian Mi-35 helicopter gunships, Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain told Sputnik.
  • 15 Killed, 70 Hurt in Attacks at 2 Lahore Churches VOA 15 Mar 2015 -- Authorities in Pakistan said two suicide bombings outside Christian churches in the eastern city of Lahore have killed at least 15 people and wounded more than 70 others, and a militant gang allied to the outlawed Pakistani Taliban has claimed responsibility.
  • Pakistan launches home-made combat drone Press TV 14 Mar 2015 -- Pakistan has successfully tested a domestically developed unmanned combat aerial vehicle equipped with a laser-guided missile capable of striking its targets with pinpoint accuracy in all types of weather conditions.
  • Pakistan Successfully Tests Its First Armed Drones Sputnik 13 Mar 2015 -- Drones are taking on a more ever-present role in the world and changing the way wars are fought. On Friday, Pakistan successfully tested its first military UAV.
  • Pakistan Lifts Moratorium On Executions RFE/RL 10 Mar 2015 -- Pakistan has lifted its moratorium on the death penalty in all cases, months after resuming executions of terrorism convicts.
  • Pakistan test-fires nuclear-capable ballistic missile Press TV 09 Mar 2015 -- Pakistan has successfully test-fired a new indigenously-developed nuclear-capable ballistic missile with a range of 2,750 kilometers (1,708 miles).
  • Pakistan Tightens Control Of SIM Cards To Tackle Terrorism RFE/RL 09 Mar 2015 -- If you want to use a mobile phone in Pakistan, you will have to leave your name, number, and fingerprints. In an effort to curtail terrorism, the government has launched the massive undertaking of verifying the identity of every single mobile-phone user in the country of 180 million people.
  • Nuclear Capable Missile Successfully Test-Fired in Pakistan Sputnik 09 Mar 2015 -- Pakistan conducted a successful test launch of a Shaheen-III Ballistic Missile on Monday, capable of carrying warheads to a range of 2,750 km.
  • Afghan Refugees Flock Home Amid Claims Of Intimidation, Harassment RFE/RL 04 Mar 2015 -- Afghan refugees are again on the run - this time from the safe haven they sought in Pakistan. Tens of thousands of Afghan refugees have returned across the border in recent months, with many claiming to have been beaten by police, detained, and evicted from their homes in Pakistan.
  • India, Pakistan Agree to Ensure Peace Along Border Sputnik 03 Mar 2015 -- The Foreign Secretary of India Subrahmanyam Jaishankar and his Pakistani counterpart Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry agreed to ensure peace along the border during the meeting in Pakistan's capital Islamabad on Tuesday.

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