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News and Articles 2003

 
JANUARY
  • Arif Pervaiz Promoted as Air Marshal (Jan 4)
  • F-16s meant for Pakistan given to U.S Forces (Jan 5)
  • Air Chief Marshal visits Pakistan Air Force Bases of Southern Air Command (Jan 12)
  • Pakistani F-16s Join Edwards' Test Forces (Jan 16)
  • Competition for PAF Acquisition (Jan 21)
FEBRUARY
  • Pakistani Aircraft Crashes near LOC (Feb 5)
  • PAF Fighter Plane Crashes near Chakwal (Feb 8)
  • Pakistan Air Force Chief Killed (Feb 20)
  • Pakistan Mourns Air Crash Victims (Feb 21)
  • PAF Modernization Plan (Feb 28)
MARCH
APRIL
  • Deal for Sale of Mushak to be Finalized Soon (Apr 3)
  • Investiture Ceremony for PAF Crew held (Apr 11)
  • Two PAF Planes Crash (Apr 12)
  • Self-Reliance in F-16s Repair to Save $37 Million (Apr 19)
  • Pakistan Tested Air-to-Air Missile (Apr 22)
  • PAF Developing Super F-16 (Apr 25)
  • Three Air Commodores Promoted as AVMs (Apr 25)
  • Two Students of the UET have Successfully made One-seat Aircraft (Apr 25)
  • Kohat Air Crash - First Meeting of Trust held (Apr 28)
  • Sargodha Air Base named after Mushaf (Apr 29)
  • Musharraf Pledges Better Equipped PAF (Apr 30)
MAY
  • Pakistan Develops, Tests UAVs (May 2003)
  • Thai Air Force Team Briefed on PAF Working (May 13)
JUNE
  • Pakistan Cherishes Peace with Dignity - Musharraf (Jun 1)
  • United States to Resume F-16 Sales Fighters to Pakistan (Jun 13)
  • PAF Receives Modern Radar System From China (Jun 15)
  • Re-equipment Ceremony of Radar Squadron held at PAF Base Sakesar (Jun 15)
  • Air Chief calls on Prime Minister (Jun 18)
  • Talks with Washington on F-16 Deal to Reopen (Jun 18)
  • U.S Shoots Down Rumours on Sale of F-16s to Pakistan (Jun 18)
  • F-16 Issue still Unresolved (Jun 19)
  • Pakistan may get 28 F-16s - US Think-Tank (Jun 19)
  • Musharraf seeking release of Purchased F-16s and more - official (Jun 20)
  • Two Air Commodores Promoted (Jun 22)
  • Bush to Meet Pakistan Chief at Camp David (Jun 24)
  • Air Commodore Shamim Baig promoted to Air Vice Marshal (Jun 24)
  • U.S $ 3 Billion Package For Pakistan (Jun 25)
  • Musharraf still Hope Ful of getting F-16s (Jun 25)
  • U.S to Provide C-130s, P-3C Orion, Cobra Helicopters (Jun 25)
  • Prime Minister rules out Dependence on Single Country - Purchase of Warplanes (Jun 25)
  • Pakistan's Mirage-2005 Planes Purchase to be discussed in Paris (Jun 27)
  • New Aircraft to be Inducted into PAF (Jun 30)
JULY
  • Kiss the F-16s goodbye (Jul 1)
  • 10,000th PAF Aircraft Engine Rolls Out (Jul 4)
  • Government to meet Requirements of PAF (Jul 8)
  • Squadron Leader Killed in Aircraft Crash (Jul 12)
  • Masood Akhtar, Raashid Kalim Promoted to Rank of Air Marshal (Jul 17)
  • Graduation Ceremony of Transport Conversion School held at Chaklala Base (Jul 20)
  • PAF Capable To Fully Demonstrate Its Ability - CONS (Jul 27)
  • Vice Chief of U.S Air Force Arrives in Pakistan (Jul 31)
AUGUST
  • Saudi Arabia may Buy $40 Million Super Mushshak (Aug 8)
  • Pakistan Air Force Plane Crashes, Pilot Survives (Aug 13)
  • President General Musharraf Announces Civil And Military Awards (Aug 13)
  • PAF F-7P Crashes, Pilot Unharmed (Aug 14)
  • Indigenous Jet Fighter's Test Flight this Month (Aug 14)
  • Thunder Joint Fighter-17 Test Flight this Month (Aug 14)
  • Pakistan Won't Spur Arms Race - President (Aug 16)
  • Musharraf, Jamali vow Maximum Aid for Defence Capability (Aug 16)
  • Air Chief Brief's The President And Prime Minister on Super-7 Project (Aug 17)
  • President and Prime Minister assure all help to Strengthen Pakistan Air Force (Aug 17)
  • Belgium Considering Pakistan Request for F-16s (Aug 18)
  • Belgium Confirms Talks With Pakistan Over F-16s (Aug 19)
  • U.S To Sell Six C-130 Hercules To Pakistan (Aug 19)
  • Lockheed official meets Defence Minister (Aug 22)
  • Islamabad, Delhi in row over Defence Deals (Aug 23)
  • Belgian MPs to debate Pakistan Request for F-16s (Aug 24)
  • Sri Lankan Air Force Commander Arrives (Aug 25)
  • C-130 Sales To Include Full Avionics Upgrade To PAFs C-130 Fleet (Aug 26)
  • Sri Lankan Air Chief visits PAC Kamra (Aug 28)
  • Pakistan may Buy F-16, Mirage Aircraft (Aug 29)
  • Pakistan May Buy F-16 And Mirage 2000-5 (Aug 30)
  • JF-17 Aircraft ready for Maiden Flight next Week (Aug 30)
  • Pakistan Air Force to Celebrate Defence Day with Traditional Fervour (Aug 30)
  • JF-17/FC-1 - An Interview With ACM Kaleem Saadat (Aug 31)
SEPTEMBER
  • U.S offers $9 Billion Arms Sales To Pakistan (Sep 1)
  • Air Chief In China For JF-17 Flight Ceremony (Sep 1)
  • U.S and Pakistan discuss F-16 Purchase and Upgrade under $9 Billion Arms Sale (Sep 1)
  • Pakistan AN-TPS-77 Air Surveillance Radars (Sep 3)
  • JF-17 Conducts Formal Test Flight at Chengdu China (Sep 4)
  • Chinese Chief of General Staff Calls on Prime Minister (Sep 5)
  • China Halis Its Cooperation With Pakistan In Defence Sector (Sep 5)
  • Pakistan Seeks F-16s, Radar from U.S (Sep 6)
  • Pakistan to ask USA For AWACS System at DCG Meeting (Sep 7)
  • Pakistan to Seek AWACS Deal with U.S (Sep 9)
  • Accord on F-16 Spares Likely (Sep 15)
  • JF-17 To Draw Wide International Attraction (Sep 23)
  • Bell 407 Helicopters for Pakistan (Sep 24)
  • Bangladesh to Buy 200 Anti-Tank Missiles from Pakistan (Sep 25)
  • Pentagon Agrees to Refurbish F-16 Fleet (Sep 30)
  • Pakistan Air Force Plane Crashes, no Casualties (Sep 30)
  • Pakistan to get $341 Million worth of U.S Armaments - F-16 Approved (Sep 30)
OCTOBER
  • U.S To Increase the number of F-16 back to Its Original Strength of 40 (Oct 1)
  • PAF Conducts Air-To-Air Missile Firing Exercise At Sonmiani (Oct 4)
  • Air Commodore Zafar Masud Passes Away (Oct 8)
  • No F-16s for Pakistan, says Pentagon (Oct 11)
  • Mitty Masud folds his Wings (Oct 13)
  • PAF Plane Crashes in Karachi (Oct 16)
  • Pakistan to Counter Indian Phalcon Deal (Oct 18)
  • PAF Chief Arrives in China (Oct 20)
  • Pakistan Starts search for Substitutes of F-16s (Oct 20)
  • Chinese AWACS killers to Play key Role in Pakistan's Anti-Indo-Israel Phalcon Deal Strategy (Oct 19)
NOVEMBER
  • Pakistan-China to Boost Cooperation to meet Air Force Needs (Nov 2)
  • Pakistan Vows to match India Over Israeli Radar Deal (Nov 6)
DECEMBER
  • PAF has Planned to Celebrate Occasion of 100 Years of Flight (Dec 3)
  • PAF F-7 Crashes in Talla Gang, Pilot Survives (Dec 10)
  • PAF Adds New Bombs to its Arsenal (Dec 17)
 
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