May 29, 1998 |
Pakistan's declaration about its new nuclear missile capability may involve a measure of chest-thumping exaggeration, yet U.S. experts believe that Pakistan--like rival India--may be only months away from the kind of destructive power each country claims.
April 30, 1987
A Pakistani jet plane was shot down while chasing a formation of intruding Afghan aircraft near the border between the two countries, the Pakistani Defense Department said. It said the plane, which it did not further identify, was hit by a missile and crashed near Miram Shah, 150 miles southwest of Islamabad. The pilot ejected safely.
June 1, 2006 |
The Bush administration said it was planning to let Pakistan buy advanced Boeing Harpoon anti-ship missiles and related equipment valued at up to $370 million. Of the total "Block II" Harpoon missiles, 50 would be for launch from submarines, 50 from surface ships and 30 by air, the Pentagon's Defense Security Cooperation Agency said in a notice to Congress, required by law. The notice does not mean a sale has been concluded, and Congress could intervene.
November 1, 1988 |
The United States today charged the Soviet Union with posing a threat to Pakistan by sending SS-1 Scud missiles to Afghanistan. The accusation was coupled with a veiled warning that the United States is determined to protect Pakistan. "The Soviet Union knows the government of Pakistan enjoys our support," said Charles E. Redman, the State Department spokesman. The missiles were displayed in the Afghan capital of Kabul after Undersecretary of State Michael H.
July 12, 1985 |
The United States has sent Pakistan portable anti-aircraft missiles and new air-to-air missiles to help defend against increasing attacks from Afghanistan by either Soviet or Afghan pilots, a White House spokesman said today. The decision to send the portable missiles, known as Stingers, was made even though many in Congress are wary about the sale of such weapons abroad. The New York Times said 100 were involved.
March 14, 1985
The United States will supply new air-to-air missiles to Pakistan to improve its air defenses against incursions from neighboring Afghanistan, a senior U.S. official said. Michael H. Armacost, undersecretary of state for political affairs, told a press conference that the AIM-9 missiles are intended to be fitted on advanced U.S.-made F-16 jets, of which Pakistan has about 20. Pakistan has reported an increasing number of airspace and border violations by the Soviet-backed Afghan regime.