Pakistani Armed Forces ORBAT, Part 2: Anti Tank, Air Defence & Army Aviation units and weapons

This section covers some of the components (can’t remember the right word for it at the moment) of Pakistani army like regiments, armour and anti-tank units. There is surprisingly little information about even basic information like infantry regiments of Pakistani army and a lot of data is missing.   Anti Tank  Pakistani Army utilises dedicated vehicle […]

Pakistani Armed Forces ORBAT, Part 1: Structure of Pakistani Army

Pakistan army picture

“Most countries have an army, but Pakistan’s army has a country”  is a popular saying which to be fair, is also somewhat true for many other unstable countries in Africa and the Middle-east. What makes Pakistan unique is how it’s armed forces have successfully controlled all aspects of the statecraft and internal politics for so […]

Pakistani Armed Forces Order of Battle (ORBAT)

I first wrote and published this as a single article. But owing to large amount of data collected afterwards, split it in to multiple sections listed below. So ORBAT of Pakistan Armed Forces is now a multi-part series with different articles for Army, Navy and Air Force. You can read Chinese Armed Forces ORBAT here […]

What happened in Balakot on 26th Feb 2019 ?

There’s been a lot of noise about what happened in Balakot on 26th Feb 2019 and on LoC on 27th Feb. There were lots of claims from both sides but nothing definite. Indian officials were tight lipped and issued only terse statements , while Pakistanis released one statement after another. Media reports from both sides […]

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 […]

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 […]