Military Installation : Mushaf Airbase, Sargodha

Name: Mushaf Airbase. IATA Code: BHW Type: Major Pakistan Air Force base and nuclear weapons storage site. Location: Sargodha, Punjab, Pakistan. Coordinates: 32°02′34″N  72°40′43″E Comments: PAF base Mushaf in Sargodha, Punjab is one of more important military establishments for multiple reasons: It is Central air command of PAF. It also houses Combat Commanders School which has Skybolts flying Dassault Mirage […]

Military Installation : Lora Lai, Pakistan

Name: Lora Lai. City: Lora Lai. Airport name: Lora Lai. IATA code: LRG Type: Airstrip and a few helipads. Location: Balochistan, Pakistan Coordinates: 30°21′50″N  68°36′54″E Comments: This seems to be a pretty nondescript patch of land with only a few interesting features. Runway length is 900 m, which makes it pretty unusable for most combat aircraft. There seems to […]

BJP Government Performance Analysis: Administration & Governance

This is my 2nd article in the series of articles which  analyse the work of Modi government starting from 2014 till present date. This one is about administration and governance. Unlike the first one on defence, it is not that binary and there are quite a few gray areas and is subject to opinions as much […]

BJP Government Performance Analysis: Defence Issues

 I’ve always been interested in Indian defence issues, so this is the first article in this series. Most of data and other posts in this series are indexed here. To be honest, almost anyone apart from regime which had a sloth like AK Antony is an improvement for Indian defence needs. Almost every aspect of […]

Military Installation : Chandhar Airbase, Pakistan

Name: Chandhar Airbase Type: Pakistan Air Force operated airfield, no civilian use. Location: Punjab, Pakistan. Coordinates: 32° 4’38.20″N   73°47’23.65″E Occupants: PAF Airstrip Length: 2.4 km Comments: There is very little information about Chandhar airbase available in open sources. It’s about 77 km away from international border and seems to be military installation for use only during war time […]

Military Installation : Shamsi Airbase, Pakistan

Name: Shamsi Airfield (Bhandari Airstrip) Type: Airstrip first leased to UAE for hunting wildlife, then to USA for military operations. Location: Washuk District, Balochistan, Pakistan. Coordinates:   27°50’51.00″N   65° 9’35.63″E Occupants: It was used by USA as a base for Predator drones from 2001 till 2011. Leased by UAE from 1992-2001. Now presumably controlled by Pakistan FC. Comments: Shamsi Airfield caught my […]

Military Installation : Peshawar Airbase, Pakistan

Name: Peshawar Airbase Type: Military airbase with an adjacent civilian airport. Location: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa., Pakistan. Coordinates:  33°59’57.74″N   71°30’53.90″E Occupants: No. 26 and 16 squadrons of PAF operating JF-17 fighters                                               Peshawar is one of […]

Military Installation : Sukkur Airfield, Pakistan

Name: Sukkur Airport (IATA: SKZ, ICAO: OPSK) Type: FOB (Forward Operating Base) and a small domestic airport. Location: Sindh, Pakistan. Coordinates: 27°43′19″N  68°47′30″E                       Sukkur Airfield is a dual use airport, but has limited military traffic. It is very near to the Thar desert.  The barrage […]

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