Richard Melson

October 2006

Pakistan Strategic

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PakDef Mission Statement

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The PakDef Military Consortium is an independent, non-governmental, non-political and non-profit association of Pakistani research, information dissemination and intelligence gathering facilities for the study of defence and strategic issues relating to Pakistan's geo-political and strategic threat environment.

The aims and objectives of the PakDef Military Consortium are:

Promoting the awareness of, and informed public debate on:

(i) geo-political, strategic, defence and security issues generally;
(ii) Pakistan's geo-political, strategic, defence and security interests;
(iii) Pakistan's threat environment;
(iv) Pakistan's Armed Forces and defence capability;

Acting as a think-tank on defence and strategic policy issues;

Formulating policy advice for the Government on defence and strategic issues;

Crystallizing the perception of Pakistan's defence priorities and geo-political and strategic interests;

Fostering an understanding and appreciation of the theoretical, historical and technological aspects of war and conflict;

Furthering the development of defence and strategic studies both as an intellectual discipline and as a foundation for policy formulation providing a detailed understanding of defence and strategic issues of relevance to Pakistan;

Implementing and managing projects to enhance resources available to PakDef Members and Subsidiaries;

Promoting and projecting the capabilities of PakDef Members and Subsidiaries separately and as a unified group;

Facilitating collaboration between PakDef Members and Subsidiaries;

Providing better information and intelligence to PakDef Members and Subsidiaries;

Providing advocacy regarding defence research, development, procurement and production;

Achievement of the objectives is to be through the following activities with the participation of PakDef Subsidiaries:

Promoting the sharing of resources, information and intelligence between the PakDef Members and Subsidiaries;

Initiating, facilitating and conducting joint research and analyses;

Facilitating teaming to pursue opportunities that may be beyond the capability of individual PakDef Members and Subsidiaries;

Providing means for more effective substratem relationships to leverage specialist skills and resources;

Facilitating partnerships with government, education and research organizations in research;

Countering misinformation and propaganda regarding Pakistan's Armed Forces and its defence and strategic posture;

Our mission is to conceptualise, inform and enhance the security debate concerning Pakistan through:

Independent applied research and analyses

Facilitating and supporting policy formulation

Raising awareness of decision-makers and the public

Monitoring trends and policy implementation

Collecting, interpreting, storing and disseminating information

National, regional and international networking

Capacity Building

Benefit to Members and Subsidiaries

Subsidiaries and Members can benefit from Consortium activities through increased opportunities to achieve organisational objectives collectively and individually through collaboration.

In particular, benefits will be gained from the Consortium providing:

a focal point for networking with individuals, organizations and institutions,

access to a capability database,

opportunities to build long-term relationships based on trust and more effective information and intelligence.

PakDef E-Reporter

PakDef (members of the Pakistani Defence Consortium) are proud to bring to our readers an interesting and informative new feature, the PakDef E-Reporter. The E-Reporter is another venue aside from the PakDef site and forum for PakDef members to be able to provide Pakistan watchers with an additional source for defence related information. Our publication includes new articles and research briefs on various aspects of defence acquisitions and production along with a historical perspective on the Pakistani Armed Forces.

The PakDef E-Reporter is a Bi-monthly production and is made possible by the contributions of our forum members. It is the sincere hope of the PakDef E-Reporter editorial staff that our members will continue to come forth with quality content in the future and will contribute to this worthwhile effort in order for us to be able to raise the awareness about the Pakistani Armed Forces.

Please note that to read the E-Reporter, Adobe Acrobat Reader is required which can be downloaded for free from here.

PakDef E-Reporter Vol. 1, No. 1

Contents

  • Introduction
  • Bunker News
  • Gwadar: Competition from All Sides
  • Multan Conference Jan. 1972, The Birth of Pakistan's Nuclear Program
  • End of the Line for Once Proud Hangor Class
  • Rawalpindi Seminar: India's Claim on Kashmir Has No Justification
  • Rise of the Falcon: Future of PAF

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What's New @ PakDef?

October - November 2006

Army Section --> 'Nuclear History' section updated with article "Nuclear Radiation & Nuclear Science & Technology in Pakistan" by N. M. Butt.

First issue of PakDef E-Reporter has been uploaded.

Updates in progress

August - September 2006

PakDef.info --> 'Multimedia Section' updated with addition of part three of IDEAS 2004 Defence Exhibition video.

Pakistan Army --> 'Picture Gallery' updated with additional images of Special Service Group (SSG).

PakDef.info --> 'Misc.' --> 'Warbirds in Pakisan' section has been updated.

Air Force Section --> 'Picture Gallery' updated with additional images.

June - July 2006

Army Section --> 'Army Aviation' section updated with article "Encounters on the Golf Course".

Air Force Section --> '1965 Air War' section updated with article "Memorable Events in the War of 1965 in the Pakistan Air Force" by G/C (retd.) Shaukat-ul-Islam.

PakDef.info --> 'Multimedia Section' updated with addition of IDEAS 2004 Defence Exhibition videos.

Air Force Section --> 'Picture Gallery' updated with the addition of C-130E, K-8, T-37 and Super Mushshak pictures.

Army Section --> 'Nuclear History' section with articles & pictures on the Pakistan's Nuclear Program have been created.

Navy Section --> 'Picture Gallery' updated.

Air Force Section --> 'Picture Gallery' updated with the addition of 25+ C-130E, and F-16 images.

April - May 2006

PakDef.info --> 'Multimedia Section' updated with addition of various Pakistan Armed Forces documentaries.

Navy Section --> 'Picture Gallery' updated

Army Section --> 'Regiments' --> 'Infantry' section updated with table "The 10th Baluch Regiment: Growth and Expansion 1939-1956".

PAF and Air Defence --> 'Inventory & ORBAT' --> PAF ORBAT 2006 added.

Air Force Section --> 'Aircraft' section updated with the addition of 'F-7P and F-7PG' page.

Army Section --> 'Picture Gallery' updated with the addition of Al-Zarrar, T-59/69, Special Service Group, AH-1S Cobra and Pakistan Military Academy sections.

Air Force Section --> 'Picture Gallery' updated with the addition of pictures from personal album of G/C (retd.) Saif-ul-Azam.

Feb - March 2006

Army Section --> 'Army Aviation' section extensively updated with additional articles.

Army Section --> 'Picture Gallery' updated with the addition of Al-Khalid and OH-13 pictures.

Air Force Section --> 'Picture Gallery' updated with the addition of pictures from personal album of W/C Badrul Hassan Khan.

January 2006

Air Force Section --> '1965 Air War' section updated with the addition of article 'Shooting Down of IAF Gnat over Sialkot Sector' by G/C (retd.) Saif-ul-Azam.

Army Section --> 'Army Aviation' Section created with the addition of an 20.843 word long article 'An Old Aviator Recalls' by Brig (retd) Sher Khan.

December 2005

Air Force Section --> 'Aircraft' section updated with the addition of 'PAF Mirage Types & Tail Numbers'.

Air Force Section --> 'Pioneers' section picture gallery updated.

PakDef Front Page --> 'Egyptian War Panorama Museum' section added.

Air Force Section --> 'Picture Gallery' updated with the addition of 'T-33 & RT-33' and 'CN-235' sections.

October - November 2005

Navy Section --> 'Picture Gallery' updated with pictures from 'International Festival of the Sea 2005'.

Warbirds in Pakistan --> Updated with the addition of a F-6 picture, which is preserved in front of Lawrence College, Murree.

Air Force Section --> 1971 Air War --> Article 'Air Battles, December 1971 - My Experiences' by W/C (retd.) Salim Baig Mirza has been added.

Army Section --> Picture Gallery --> 'War Gallery' section updated with the addition of two new pictures.

September 2005

Multimedia Section --> Three new video clips showing some air-to-ground gun-camera footage of 65 war, inauguration of KANUPP nuclear power plant and speech of Prime Minister Bhutto have been added.

Navy Section --> '1971 War' section updated with the addition of the article 'The Lucky Captain' from the book 'Bubbles of Water - Anecdotes of the Pakistan Navy' by Rear Admiral Mian Zahir Shah (Retd).

August 2005

Army Section --> Institutions --> 'SSG - Special Service Group' write-up updated with the addition of 'Re-organization of SSG' part.

Multimedia Section --> Two video clips showing some air-to-air gun-camera footage of 65 war and one showing a PAF Sabre being armed before a sortie has been added.

July 2005

Multimedia Section --> Two small clips showing PAF B-57s and F-104 during an aerial display have been added to the Multimedia section.

Air Force Section --> Picture Gallery --> 'Pilots and Ground Crew' updated with the addition of a very special picture.

June 2005

Army Section --> ‘1965 War’ section updated with the article ‘Battle Lore - The Border Action at Lakshmipur’.

Warbirds in Pakistan --> Updated with the addition of ‘PAF F-104 Startfighter - Induction to Phasing Out’ table. A picture is also added in the Fighter & Comber section.

Navy Section --> 'Picture Gallery' updated with the addition of 15 pictures to Type-21 Class section.

Army Section --> ‘Picture Gallery’ updated with the addition of 5 pictures to ‘War Gallery’.

May 2005

Army Section --> 1965 War --> Section updated with the addition of three new articles. 'Battle Lore - On Breakthrough in Chamb', 'Battle Lore - A Rifle Company in Defence at Khem Karan Distributary' and 'Chitti Batti Operation'.

Air Force Section --> Articles --> Section updated with the addition of two new articles 'Pakistan Reorientates its Air Power by John Fricker' and 'Improvise and Modernise'.

Previous Updates

Army Section --> Tanks & APC --> Section extensively updated with addition of pages on Talha APC, Qaswa ALV and SAKB Command Post Carrier. The specifications given on the pages are from the official HIT brochures and line-drawings have also been added. The Al-Khalid and Al-Zarrar MBT pages have also been updated.

Navy Section --> Picture Gallery --> ‘Agosta-90B’ and ‘Tsunami Relief Operations’ sections have been added. Details of some of the relief operations carried out by PN have also been added. The pictures are courtesy of forum member Zia ul Haq.

Army Section --> Picture Gallery --> ’Al-Khalid’ page has been updated with the addition of 9 new images.

For more on Updates check the Forum

Pakistan Strategic

October 4, 2006