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Pakistan conducts land and air exercises near Bahawalpur

The Pakistan Army and Pakistan Air Force are conducting a joint military exercise in the Khairpur-Tamiwali area near Bahawalpur in Punjab.

Designated “Raad-ul-Barq” (“The Thunder of Lightning”), the head of Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Lt. Gen. Asim Bajwa described the exercise as a “comprehensive [and] integrated exercise encompassing all weapons [and] calibers at our best combat readiness.”

As per Radio Pakistan, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Rashad Mahmoud, and the respective Chief-of-Staffs of the Pakistan Army, Navy, and Air Force are present to observe Raad-ul-Barq.

Notes & Comments:

Raad-ul-Barq is Pakistan’s second major exercise to have been conducted in November. The first drill took place earlier in the month to validate the Pakistan Army’s network-enabled warfare capabilities.

With the inclusion of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF), Raad-ul-Barq has broadened the scope to include aerial assets, not just in the form of PAF fixed-wing combat aircraft, but also Army attack helicopters. The Changhe Aircraft Industries Corporation (CAIC) Z-10 has also been spotted (serving alongside the AH-1F/S Cobra). Tanks, rocket launchers and short-range air defence systems, such as the FM-90 surface-to-air missile system, were also present.

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  • by bill
    Posted November 16, 2016 9:11 am 0Likes

    it looks nice that after martyrdom of seven PA jawans the military has forwarded strong message to our adversary by conducting such exercises.

  • by Sami Shahid
    Posted November 16, 2016 10:35 am 0Likes

    Why not in Sindh ?

  • by mh1975
    Posted November 16, 2016 4:39 pm 0Likes

    everyone knows that the pakistans army post musharaf is weak, its full of career officers looking to secure promotions to lucrative positions for personal profit. fighting and perhaps dying for any cause is the last thing on their minds.

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