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Archive for March, 2013

The Story of Kargil War Posted by on Mar 28, 2013

In the summer of 1999, a 73-days military conflict was fought at Kargil ( کارگل ) between India and Pakistan unveiling new insights into an asymmetric conflict wherein opposing combatants employ markedly different resources and strategies in order to maximize their advantages and exploit the opponent’s weaknesses. Kargil is situated at 2704 meters above sea…

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Maulana Zafar Ali Khan Posted by on Mar 21, 2013

Maulana Zafar Ali Khan was one of the most eminent leaders of the freedom movement from Punjab. The man with extraordinary abilities ranging from oratory to poetry and from politics to journalism is mainly acknowledged as the father of Urdu journalism. Due to his extraordinary talent he got prominence among the great political leaders of the time,…

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Coal Reserves of Pakistan Posted by on Mar 7, 2013

According to the World Energy Statistics 2011, published by the International Energy Agency (IEA), Pakistan’s per capita electricity consumption is one-sixth of the world average. World average per capita electricity consumption is 2,730 kilowatt hours (kwh) compared to Pakistan’s per capita electricity consumption of 451 kwh. According to the Pakistan Energy Year Book 2011, the country’s…

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Pakistan’s Missile Program Posted by on Mar 5, 2013

Motivated by ongoing hostilities with India, Pakistan embarked upon an intense ballistic missile development program in the early 1980’s. Overcoming technical naivete  substantial disadvantages in infrastructure and human capital relative to India, the imposition of U.S. and Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) sanctions, and the uncertainties of democratization, Pakistan gained a sophisticated missile arsenal in only…

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Al-Khalid Tank Posted by on Mar 1, 2013

Pakistan’s tank production effort has been crowned with unprecedented success. The manufacture of Al-Khalid tank shows Pakistan’s technical skills, her dedication and determination in trying to make the country self-sufficient in major armaments. This will eventually obviate the requirements of costly imports, which are often influenced by political and regional considerations. Manufacturing a tank is…

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