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 […]

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 […]

Military Installations on Google Earth

This is an index post for a project collecting Google Earth imagery of military installations around the world, specially those of China and Pakistan. This post will have the list of posts created with post tag Google Earth.  Sukkur airfield, Sindh, Pakistan Peshawar Airbase, Khyber Phaktoonwa, Pakistan Shamsi Airbase, Pakistan Chandhar Airbase, Punjab, Pakistan Lora […]

Indian Surgical Strikes in Pakistan

This is a long rant, not an expert analysis. Treat it as such. The current controversy about surgical strikes by Indian Army against Bakistanis is getting even more interesting. After Uri attacks, I wondered if India would strike back or just keep quiet like after Pathankot attacks. I had hopes that India would retaliate but […]

Fight For Jammu & Kashmir: Absurdity of Article 370

Continuing from Fight For Jammu & Kashmir: Legalities Article 370 of the Constitution is making a mockery of secularism, nationalism and the structure of unity. This temporary constitutional provision has, in fact, been providing encouragement for the establishment of Muslim nation. Article 370 of the Constitution, which has grouped Jammu and Kashmir as a special and […]