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Russian fighter jet crashes, killing pilot

MOSCOW : A fighter jet crashed in southern Russia on Sunday, killing the pilot, the head of the air force told Russian news agencies, blaming a technical fault. ‘An accident took place and the pilot died,’ General Viktor Bondarev said, quoted by the Interfax news agency. ‘We are ...

Fighter jets escort Toronto flight after alleged threat

OTTAWA: A flight carrying Canadians on vacation to Panama was turned around and escorted back to Toronto by two fighter jets Friday after an unruly passenger made threats against the aircraft.Flight 772 carrying 181 passengers and six crew turned around approximately 45 minutes into the flight as ...

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July 24, 2014

Rebels down two Ukrainian fighter jets

KIEV - Pro-Russian rebels on Wednesday shot down two Ukrainian fighter jets in eastern Ukraine just days after the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, a Ukrainian military spokesman told AFP.“Two Sukhoi Ukrainian fighter jets have been shot down. The fate of the pilots is not ...

Russian fighter intercepted US recon plane: Pentagon

WASHINGTON : An armed Russian fighter jet intercepted a US military reconnaissance plane in late April in international airspace over the Sea of Okhotsk, several days after another intimidating maneuver in the Black Sea, the Pentagon disclosed Tuesday.US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and the ...

indian fighter jet crashes ihk
May 28, 2014

Indian fighter jet crashes in IHK

SRINAGAR : An Indian fighter jet crashed in Indian Held Kashmir on Tuesday, the latest in a line of similar accidents and a reminder for the new defence minister of the crucial need for new military equipment.The single-seater MiG-21 jet, a Russian-built aircraft, crashed close to the town of ...

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May 27, 2014, 1:41 pm

Srinagar: Fighter plane crashes, pilot killed

Srinagar- A MiG-21 fighter plane of the Indian Air Force crashed in Kashmir today morning, killing the pilot. " Teams of army, IAF and state police have been rushed to the crash spot. Aerial recce of the crash site and surrounding areas has also been started," the official said. The MIG-21, which ...

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April 24, 2014, 1:09 pm

Khyber Agency: Pakistani fighter jets kill 15 militants

  Pakistani fighter jets pounded suspected militant hideouts near the Afghan border on Thursday in response to a spate of attacks around the country, the army said, in the first aerial operation against Taliban insurgents in two months. The operation came despite efforts by Prime Minister ...

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April 06, 2014, 6:18 pm

Al Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri mourns slain Syria fighter

Al Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri has called for Islamist fighters in Syria to end the infighting that killed a one-time companion of Osama bin Laden earlier this year, according to an audio tape posted online. In the message, Zawahiri mourned the death of Abu Khaled al-Soury, who was killed by an ...

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March 09, 2014

Lena Headey was a fighter

HAMILTON: Lena Headey used to fight a lot. The actress was well-equipped for her role as Spartan Queen Gorgo in '300: Rise of an Empire' because she has plenty of experience of scrapping when she was younger, though she is unsure why she came to blows so often. She said: ''I did a lot of training, ...

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February 23, 2014

Why is the US spending so much on F-35 fighter?

Dan De Luce - Despite incessant technical problems and delays, the US military has no plans to cancel the new F-35 fighter jet, the costliest weapons programme in Pentagon history.The Joint Strike Fighter has been touted as a technological wonder that will dominate the skies but it has suffered one ...

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January 27, 2014

Once upon a time i was great fighter

Once upon a time i was great  fighter 

us fighter crashes virginia coast
January 17, 2014

US F-18 fighter crashes off Virginia coast

WASHINGTON : A F-18 fighter crashed off the coast of Virginia on Wednesday and the pilot safely ejected from the aircraft, the US Navy said. The crash occurred at about 2:30 pm (1930 GMT) about 45 miles (70 kilometers) from US naval air station Oceana, said spokesman Lieutenant Commander Ryan ...

Production of JF-17 fighter jet launched

ATTOCK - Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Wednesday that country’s defence strategy was being devised keeping in view contemporary professional requirements as no battle could be won with outdated technology and discarded strategies.“The new technology and modern expertise have ...

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December 02, 2013

Free nation needs a ‘freedom fighter’

Muhammad AliThere have been patches when one would believe Imran Khan has taken the point of stopping drone strikes a bit too far by blocking Nato supply. Particularly when the PML-N government would itself express the desire to have the drones stopped; when Ch Nisar, the federal interior minister, ...

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October 05, 2013

Qaeda fighter extradited to US from Belgium

WASHINGTON : A former Tunisian professional footballer turned convicted Al-Qaeda fighter was extradited from Belgium to the United States on Thursday to face suicide bombing charges, officials said.Nizar Trabelsi, who was arrested just two days after the September 11 attacks in 2001, was sentenced ...

Japan scrambles fighter jets to head off China plane

TOKYO : Japan scrambled fighter jets on Monday to head off a Chinese government plane flying towards disputed islands in the East China Sea, the defence ministry in Tokyo said.A Y-12 propeller plane flew about 100 kilometres (60 miles) from airspace around the Tokyo-controlled Senkakus, which ...

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July 23, 2013

2 Soviet-era fighter planes found on N Korea ship

PANAMA CITY : Panamanian authorities have found two Soviet-era MiG-21 fighter jets aboard a North Korea-flagged ship seized this month as it tried to pass through the Panama Canal after departing from Cuba.The supersonic jets were found alongside missile and other weapons parts concealed in a ...

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July 12, 2013

PAF fighter aircraft crashes

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Air Force informs that an F-7P fighter aircraft, while on a routine operational training mission, crashed near Essa Khel, a press release said Thursday. The pilot of the aircraft ejected safely, no loss of civilian life or property has been reported on the ground. A board of ...

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July 12, 2013

Egypt-US F-16 fighter jet deal ‘on track’

WASHINGTON - The US is going ahead with plans to deliver four F-16 fighter jets to Egypt despite the political unrest in the country, BBC reported on Thursday citing senior American officials.It comes as Washington is continuing to evaluate last week's overthrow of President Mohammed Morsi by the ...

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June 18, 2013

Future of British air defence vehicles, fighter jets

A graveyard of previously unseen Thunderbird-style inventions, designed by British engineers in the 1960s, has been brought to life as sketches and animations by aUKdefence firm. The forgotten designs were unearthed in BAE Systems’ archives and include a hypersonic space-plane capable of ...

Pair grilled after UK fighter jets escort Pak plane

LONDON -Two men arrested on a Pakistan International Airlines plane after fighter jets were scrambled to escort it to a London airport remained in custody Saturday for questioning by the police.The men were detained on suspicion of endangering an aircraft after the plane, which was carrying 300 ...

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May 24, 2013, 7:25 pm

Two arrests after UK fighter jets escort Pakistani plane

British police arrested two men on a Pakistan International Airlines plane after British fighter jets were scrambled to escort it to a London airport on Friday, officials said.Police said the men were detained on suspicion of endangering an aircraft after the plane, which was en route from Lahore ...

Turkish fighter jet crashes near Syrian border

ANKARA : A Turkish F-16 fighter jet crashed in south-eastern Turkey on Monday near the Syrian border, and its pilot is believed to have safely ejected, an army statement said."Radio communication was cut around 2:15 pm (1115 GMT) with the F-16 fighter plane on mission in the Amanos mountains," ...

us halts flights 35 fighter
February 24, 2013

US halts test-flights for F-35 fighter

washington - The US military suspended all test flights for the new F-35 fighter jet over potential engine problems, officials said, the latest setback for a program dogged by cost overruns and technical glitches. The move was described as a ‘precautionary measure’ after a crack was ...

Six US fighter jets destroyed in Prince Harry base attack

Six US fighter jets were destroyed and two significantly damaged when Taliban attackers stormed a heavily fortified Afghan base where Britain's Prince Harry is deployed on Friday, a NATO spokesman said.Lieutenant Colonel Hagen Messer conceded that the scale of damage, carried out by more than a ...

Gilani Condemns Delhi Blasts
September 27, 2008, 6:20 pm

PM Gilani strongly condemns Delhi blasts

Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani on Saturday strongly condemned twin blasts in India's capital New Delhi, and expressed grief over the loss of lives. The Prime Minister in a message strongly condemned the menace of terrorism and extremism that had gripped many parts of the world. He also expressed ...

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