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Did Pakistan lose each and every war it fought with India from 1947 to 1999?

According to Wikipedia, there have been four declared wars between India and Pakistan. None of them were "won" or "lost" in that neither party in any of these wars was forced into ...
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Was one-third of Pakistan flooded in August 2022?

The Washington Post seems to disagree; they don't repeat the 1/3 claim and post this map instead, where blue area is clearly less than 1/3 of Pakistan. Note the 100 miles scale. OTOH Nature in its ...
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Did Pakistan supply an F-16 fighter jet to China for reverse engineering?

I don't feel qualified to say decisively that Karnad's statement is untrue, but I suspect he might be oversimplifying the technology transfer described by political scientist Jonah Blank in a Foreign ...
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Did Pakistan military and allies rape 200-400 thousand women during the 1971 war?

The ultimate source(s) of the numbers can be easily found in the Wikipedia article (which is well referenced): A doctor at a rehabilitation centre in Dhaka reported 170,000 abortions of pregnancies ...
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Did India plan to get Pakistan's nuclear facility destroyed by Israel in the mid-'80s?

This is fraught with political spin, and in historical terms 'quite recent'. As this was a secret plan that touches on 'war', mostly lies are what go around in principle. However, the claim in ...
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Were there Christians trapped in the burning a Mardan church?

The events of the video are of an angry mob setting fire to the Sarhadi Lutheran Church in Mardan, Pakistan from 2012. No one was killed. A subtitle from the linked video reads "Mob are Ready ...
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Do "all" present-day Subcontinental Muslims have a "Hindu" ancestry?

The precise claim is still quite vague to me. What exactly is meant by "Hindu ancestry"? It isn't like there is some specific Hindu gene we can test for, as far as I can tell. If the details ...
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Did the Bush Administration threaten in 2006 to bomb Pakistan 'back to the stone age'?

Since I doubt there were any minutes taken on that meeting, from the same article you have: Mr Armitage disputes the language used, CBS said, but he did not deny that Pakistan was put on notice to ...
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Do Punjab Board of Pakistan textbooks contain hate speech against non muslims?

There is a publication Education vs. Fanatic Literature A Study on the Hate Content in the Textbooks in Punjab and Sindh Provinces that lists English translations of quotes with page and line number ...
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Was the 1971 Pakistani surrender in Bangladesh the first public surrender in history?

The term Public Surrender is solely coined by India and Bangladesh. There is no agreed-upon definition of this terminology. They are most probably using this term to describe the fact that 90,000+ ...
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Did India shoot down any Pakistani F-16 on 27th February 2019?

Over a year later, we can say this claim is very unlikely to be true. In April 2019, Foreign Policy magazine reported that according to two anonymous US officials, Pakistan is not missing any F-16s. ...
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Was the debris of a missile presented by India authentic?

Just adding to the confusion. The 2010 report (pdf) mentionned in the OP and mentionning a sale to "Tiawan" seems genuine. (to my unexpert eyes) However, we can also find this Pentagon Contract ...
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Did 93,000 Pakistan Army soldiers surrender in 1971?

Other sources such as Kashmir Politics and Imperialist Manoeuvres, 1846-1980 (1988) say that on 16 December 1971, "74,000 military personnel and 16,000 civilians and their families surrendered to ...
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Was Kulbhushan Jadhav an Indian spy working for RAW?

Skeptics.SE is not a court of law. We can't decide on the guilt or innocence of a person - we can only report what courts have found. The Pakistani Army court martialed Kulbhushan Jadhav, accepted a ...
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Was one-third of Pakistan flooded in August 2022?

There are satellite images from 4th August and 28th August on Live Science website. 'Monsoon on steroids' has flooded vast swaths of Pakistan, disturbing satellite images show New satellite images ...
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Was the Fatah-1 rocket system indigenously developed by Pakistan?

It's probably an A-100 offshoot. According to globalsecurity.org... Fearing India’s defense preparedness, Pakistan is teaming up with China to test new weapons with the Fatah-1 guided multiple-launch ...
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Did Pakistan shoot down an Indian Su-30 in 2019?

No one can verify this except the Indian ministry of defence. Because, as far as I recall, on February 27, 2019, the Indian government banned all journalists (both print and TV) from reporting from ...
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Was one-third of Pakistan flooded in August 2022?

From a recent episode of BBC Radio program "More or Less" https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0czg85z They traced the original statement back to the Pakistan Minister saying the proportion of ...
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Is Argentina buying JF-17 Block-3 aircraft from Pakistan/China?

I don't know if anymore developments have happened since Sep 21, but then Reuters reported that the source of the planes that Argentina was looking for had not yet been decided: Argentina is looking ...
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Did Pakistan ask China to invade India and vice versa in 1962 and in 1999?

In 1962: "China invited Pakistan to invade India (as China attacked India)." This claim is unverifiable - I could find no documentation that China, in 1962, invited Pakistan to jointly ...
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