Friday, 20 May, 2022
TopicPakistan Army

Topic: Pakistan Army

I was ISI chief, but don’t worry, I will return as Pakistan Army chief: Gen Twitter

I am Pakistan’s unsung hero — I make and break governments. I am everywhere from Kabul to PMO. But Pakistanis don’t care.

For US, Pakistan’s become too hot to handle. A raging Imran Khan is only making it worse

Pakistan needs the US. But there is the question of what Washington thinks Islamabad can deliver in its current state. In Pakistan, even China has burnt its fingers.

Karachi suicide attack gives new wing to Baloch insurgency. Pakistan can’t ignore it anymore

Karachi suicide bomber Shari Baloch’s death may be an act of terrorism but it rips through the silence that the Pakistani State had enforced about Balochistan.

Why Imran Khan blamed the US for his downfall and not Pakistan army

The military establishment’s interventions have become a constitutive as well as a regulative feature in the management of political actors of Pakistan.

Bajwa set to go in November, so who will be next Pakistan Army chief? These are 4 contenders

Head of Pakistan military's PR wing has ruled out Gen. Bajwa seeking extension & speculation is rife about possible successor. Top 4 contenders all Lt Generals promoted in 2019.

Pakistan Army veterans are voicing support for Imran Khan after ouster. Here’s why it matters

Experts say remarks by retired army, navy officers in support of PTI ‘display the huge difference between conclusion drawn by the authorities and conclusion drawn by the masses’.

National hero, army’s favourite, Pakistan’s PM — Imran Khan had it all. Then came the fall

Given Pakistan's history, it's not alarming for the PM to be removed from office. But it's Imran Khan's self-assured hubris that separates him from his predecessors.

Why even Imran Khan couldn’t become the first PM of Pakistan to complete full term

The army realises its very existence will be in danger if the political dispensations mend the fence with India and turn Pakistan into a truly functional democracy.

Stung by ‘issues’ with China-made tech, Pakistan military is back to wooing US for defence

Rawalpindi wants to restore defence cooperation & get Pakistan off Financial Action Task Force’s Grey List. Western countries have been denying equipment, cancelling deals.

Imran Khan thinks he has hit a sixer, but ball is still in air – with court, army watching

India can only be thankful that for once, Delhi has not been blamed by the mercurial Imran Khan and his ministers so far.

On Camera

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Representational Photo | A protest for Kashmiri Hindus | ANI file

Modi govt’s rehabilitation of Kashmiri Pandits fell flat. They’re strangers in their own land

There exists a disconnect between Kashmiri Pandits and the govt. Call it incompetency or ignorance, but in Kashmir, the grim realities don’t reach the top.
PT Pertamina Balongan refinery in Indramayu, Indonesia | Representational image | Bloomberg

Asian refiners to ramp up gasoline exports to US as sky-high prices beckon

In Asia, gasoline margins have doubled to more than $33 a barrel since the end of March and have edged above those for diesel, which have eased from a peak in early May.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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