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Pakistan Army receives six Cessna aircraft from US

Discussion in 'South Asia & SAARC' started by OverLoad, Apr 5, 2017.

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  1. OverLoad

    OverLoad Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    The Pakistan Army on Friday received six new Cessna aircraft, two Cessna 208 Caravan and four Cessna T-206H from the United States, said a statement released by the US Office of Defense Representative.

    In April 2016, the US Department of Defence had announced it had issued a $14.9 million, fixed-price contract to Cessna Aircraft Company for making two Cessna 208B Grand Caravan EX aircraft and four Cessna T-206H Stationair aircraft for Pakistan. The contract included sustainment support and associated training.

    The aircraft will be configured for medical evacuation.

    The statement from the Office of Defense Representative added that the Caravan and the Stationair aircraft will strengthen Pakistan Army's air mobility by enhancing its capability to conduct medical evacuations as well as provide limited troop and equipment transport.

    The Pakistan Army Aviation Corps in the statement thanked America for the "generous contribution".

    "American security assistance continues to build the counter-terrorism capabilities of Pakistan's security forces."

    "The US and Pakistan are stronger when we work together to combat terrorism," the statement added.

    Each aircraft comes with a 24-month sustainment package, including spares, tooling, and support equipment.

    The Grand Caravan EX, first shown at the Paris Airshow in 2015, is equipped with a surveillance console, medical stretcher, lightweight seats and stowable utility seat.

    It accommodates up to 14 people and a load of 1,593kg.

    The T206H Stationair is a smaller aircraft for six people and can take a load of 581kg.

    https://www.dawn.com/news/1323994/pakistan-army-receives-six-cessna-aircraft-from-us
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    Pakistan Army orders new Cessna MedEvac planes

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    Cessna 208 Caravan

    Cessna Aircraft has been awarded a foreign military sales contract worth $14 million to supply two Cessna 208B Grand Caravan EX aircraft and four Cessna T-206H Stationair aircraft to Pakistan.

    Contractor will provide two new Cessna 208B Grand Caravan EX aircraft modified for aeromedical evacuation, and four new Cessna T-206H Stationair aircraft modified for aeromedical evacuation, according to the statement.

    The Cessna 208 Caravan is a single-engined turboprop, fixed-tricycle landing gear, short-haul regional airliner and utility aircraft that is built in the United States by Cessna. The airplane typically seats nine passengers with a single pilot, although with a FAR Part 23 waiver it can seat up to fourteen passengers. The aircraft is also used for cargo feederliner operations.

    The Cessna T-206H model — is outfitted with the Lycoming TIO-540 310 hp engine with completely automatic wastegate for ease of operation and built-in overboost protection. The combination of lots of power and lots of drag gives you about 125 knots true at just over 18 gph, plenty fast for crawling from lake to lake and plenty powerful to haul a big load in the process.
     
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    free maal?
     
  4. OverLoad

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    Yes.
     
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    I too had requested not to post or start flamatory post or thread or say abusive things about our country. Now when I replied you in your language you are reporting/complaining to mods. Why man can't face truth?
     
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    OverLoad Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    My source of thread is popular Indian news channels Ok and I never abuses you or your country,
    Don't accuse me for wrong or provide proofs.
     
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    That also shows our democracy works. If something is wrong it is reported and these act as pressure valves if something goes wrong we can speak, stand against it and sort it out ourselves (unfortunately you people have lived under army boots so you people don't know how it works).

    I too don't endorse killing of any of our fellow citizen it doesn't matter what his religion or faith or what his/her eating habits are.

    If you want to report from popular Indian news media here is one report which I would like to highlight and believe me there are several more:

    Karnataka girl gets education loan after writing letter to PMO
    TNN | Updated: Mar 22, 2017, 12.36 PM IST
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    MANDYA: A Muslim girl from Mandya wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, requesting him to help her get an education loan. PM Modi wasted no time in responding to the letter and the girl received Rs 1.5 lakh loan to further her learning.

    Bibi Sara is an MBA student and had earlier applied to Central Bank of India for an education loan. Her father had not received a salary for eight months and she urgently required money to pay the course fees.

    But the bank rejected her application citing a mandate that forbade them to grant any loans until the previous ones had been repaid.

    She then decided to write to the Prime Minister and invoked his 'Beti bachao, beti padhao' initiative, asking if he would be willing to help a daughter who wants to study.

    Within ten days, PM Modi's letter answering Sara's request arrived and she was granted a loan by Vijaya Bank for her studies the same day.

    Kshema Kumar, senior manager at Vijaya Bank's Mandya branch said, "Bibi Sara's father came to us with the PMO letter. We checked their background and saw they were eligible for the education loan. So we sanctioned it."

    Sara and her father feel very fortunate at this happy turn of events.

    "Out of such a huge population, Modi ji replied to me. I am very happy. He is a great leader," Sara enthused.

    Defending the bank's decision not to sanction a loan to Sara, Chandregowda, branch manager at Central Bank of India said, "This is the season of recovering education and other loans, so we have been instructed by higher-ups not to sanction any loan for the time being. So we could not sanction it."
    The PMO has directed Karnataka's chief secretary to immediately look

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...riting-letter-to-pmo/articleshow/57755228.cms

    Accused of Muslim-bias on visa applications, Sushma Swaraj hits back
    http://zeenews.india.com/india/accu...ications-sushma-swaraj-hits-back_1969201.html

    Sushma Swaraj helps Pakistani-origin woman get Indian visa on humanitarian grounds

    http://www.dnaindia.com/india/repor...akistani-origin-woman-get-indian-visa-2268594


    Muslim woman reaches Yogi Adityanath's 'Janta Darbar', says husband gave Triple Talaq to her over phone
    http://zeenews.india.com/india/musl...e-triple-talaq-to-her-over-phone-1992399.html

    Sorry mods but this is off topic but necessary

    @PARIKRAMA @Levina @Agent_47
     
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    Actually all BJP related news are being made into VS of secularism VS hindutva. However it is actually Mullaism vs True secularism. Khangress and sickulars secularism starts and end with appeasement of Mullahs. Rajiv gandhi changed the supreme court verdict in shahbau case in which a poor women had just seek rs 300 for her livelihood from his husband. This is the real face of sickulars.
     

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