Why isn’t Afghanistan getting the Mi-25 attack helicopters from Russia, which is the original manufacturer? Answer: Ukraine, Syria, sanctions, defense lobby
Two-seater or four-seater, petrol or diesel, the vehicle’s most important USP is that the US Customs and Border Patrol, Israeli Defense Forces and the British Army in Afghanistan operate it. It’s para-droppable and has hardpoints for machine guns and launchers for grenades or ATGMs.
The MoU on conduct of mutual exercises and training courses between the militaries of Pakistan, Turkey and Afghanistan was signed by Pakistan Army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani from Pakistan, General Necdet Ozal from Turkey and General Shah Muhammad Kairimi from Afghanistan.
This is only terribly exciting because a government has been caught doing something that tons of script-kiddies have been doing for more than fifteen years. What’s far more exciting is the virus that refuses to go away in America’s drones.
These plans are now being validated in combat exercises, including the one happening in the Rajasthan desert, according to the army chief, General Vijay Kumar Singh.
Russia will not agree to US military presence in Afghanistan after the expiry of a UN Security Council mandate, Russian envoy to NATO Dmitry Rogozin said Friday.
“We’re losing Afghan civilians, Afghan soldiers, and we’re losing American soldiers because of the Haqqani network. And the link between the Pakistan military and specifically the ISI, their intelligence agency, is very well-known. And I have argued for the need to sever this link,” Mullen said.
Former Afghan president Burhanuddin Rabbani was killed Tuesday evening in a suicide blast at his house in Kabul. He was meeting a group of Taliban insurgents when the explosion was triggered, Xinhua reported, quoting an unnamed source from Rabbani’s office.