Saturday, 21 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

YourTurn

Title scene of Taarak Mehta ka ooltah chashmah.

Dear Taarak Mehta, you were our peak comfort content for 14 years. Now it’s time to retire

Just like the Truman Show, all Taarak Mehta plots somehow feel the same for the past few years. It's fine to accept that ideas can go stale.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Why Modi govt’s modest Rs 65,000 crore disinvestment target for FY23 seems to be a tall order

Government has already met one-third of its Rs 65,000-cr disinvestment target for this year. But legal and procedural delays with high-value companies are now posing hurdles.

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.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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