Thursday, November 7, 2013

Pakistani Army Demonstrates Technology To Shoot Down U.S. Drones

Let me see if I have this straight - the last time that the United States of America threatened to cut off financial aid to the country of Pakistan, the government of Pakistan nearly lost their minds....yet now, with the blessings of that same Pakistani government, their army is preparing more and better ways to shoot down U.S. drones?  I'd like to remind the Pakistani government that those U.S. drones kill Taliban and al Qaeda jihadis who kill Pakistani ARMY TROOPS.

Nuts.  Just plain nuts.

The story comes from Times of India.

Pakistan army shows its anti-drone technology

ISLAMABAD: Amid continued tensions with the US over drone strikes, Pakistan army has successfully shot down a "drone" during a military exercise that was watched by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and army chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani.

During the "Azm-e-Nau 4 Exercise" at Bahawalpur in Punjab province yesterday, the army air defence demonstrated its anti-drone technology by successfully bringing down a drone by targeting it with the 35mm Oerlikon guns, The News daily said.

The event also marked the culmination of five-year series of exercises jointly conducted by the Pakistan Army and Pakistan Air Force at firing range in Khairpur Tamewali, about 75 kilometres from international borders.

The drones are an emotional issue in the country and the public opinion has been further divided with the latest strike by a CIA- operated spy plane on Friday that killed Pakistani Taliban chief Hakimullah Mehsud.

Pakistani politicians, except a few handful, have criticized the strike saying it was deliberately done to scuttle the peace talks with the Taliban.

However, security analysts and former military officers are happy that Pakistan's number one enemy has been killed.

The drone strike had renewed calls from some sections of the political and religious class to shoot down the US operated unmanned plane.

Meanwhile, the Prime Minister, who arrived at a helipad near the firing range in Cholistan desert, was received by Kayani.

He himself drove an open army jeep to bring the prime minister to the observation post to witness the demonstration by armoured, artillery, air defence and civil aviation formations of the Pakistan Army and firepower by F-16, JF-17 Thunder, F 7P and Mirage aircraft to repel an attack of enemy forces.

Sharif said the government had made its position clear that drone strikes constituted a violation of Pakistan's sovereignty, were violative of international humanitarian laws, besides being counter-productive to its efforts for bringing peace and stability in Pakistan and the region.

He also maintained that his government would not take any foreign dictation to determine its national security policies, saying, the days when the country's policies were determined through telephone calls from abroad are gone.

1 comment:

The Duhnmharu said...

Cut the aid to teh paks. They do not deserve it, they support and arm terror groups. Send in siom e seals to grab their nukes stickpile and remove it from their reach. Send in more drones loaded to teh gunwhales with exploseve, circle them around ISI headquarters, and over an external speaker on teh drone the words Allahu Akbar are blasted out. Then dive the drones into teh ISI building Give them fair warning though to evacuate so everyone is out and only ISI computers, servers and files get destroyed. Time for sanctions to be placed on teh Paks, they lie, play both sides of teh street, and their actions have gotten US troops killed.Screw them more by using other means to get the equipment out of afghanistan. OF course I know where the paks learned to lie from. That Miserable lying sack of shit of a president Obama. Seems karzai took lessons from him too! Nuff said screw the paks we dont need em.