The Iranian regime actively attempts to portray itself as an ally to Pakistan but continues to back militant groups, defence and intelligence officials say.
Brig. Gen. Esmail Qaani has large shoes to fill and is unlikely to be able to contain the growing challenges that the IRGC and its proxies face in regional conflicts, analysts say.
Sheikh Khalid Haqqani was killed during a mysterious 'mission' in Kabul. He was revered by his followers, and his death further weakens the unravelling group.
News of Tehran's military squandering vast sums on new missile technology is not likely to go down well with the country's impoverished population.
One publication calls Pakistan 'the ultimate adventure travel destination.'
The move aims to help improve law and order and proper policing in the newly merged districts.
A mortar shell from Afghanistan on Sunday killed at least seven Pakistanis, including children.
The need for Iranian leaders to go to such lengths to exaggerate the regime's capabilities and the timidity of the military's 'terrible vengeance' have exposed major cracks in the facade.
Pakistan's participation in the International Military Education and Training Programme (IMET) will strengthen working relations between the military leaders of both countries, say observers.
Videos, photos and circumstantial evidence clearly suggest the plane was struck by a surface-to-air missile, but Iranian officials continue to deny the possibility.