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File photo of Pakistan's PM Imran Khan with its Army Chief General Qamar Bajwa | @peaceforchange | Twitter

Pakistan’s peace offer came with fine print. Optimistic Indians failed to read it

Pakistan Army draws its extra constitutional powers by demonising India. It won't accept any change in public perception that could dispel Rawalpindi’s narrative.
Bajwa and Pakistan Army

Gen Bajwa wanted a ‘paradigm shift’ with India, but Pakistan military isn’t ready

India and Pakistan have begun to talk but they have not arrived at the moment when it becomes possible to imagine anchoring peace.
Colonel Ashok Tara (Retd) at his residence in Noida | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

How this Indian Army officer rescued Sheikh Hasina & family from Pakistan Army captors in 1971

Colonel Ashok Tara (Retd), then a 29-year-old Major, was tasked with rescuing Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s family from Pakistan Army at the end of 1971 war.
Bajwa and Pakistan Army

Dear Pakistanis: I am pushing BDSM, Bajwa Doctrine of Sadomasochism, at India

2021 has been exhausting so far. Making LoC a no-fire zone and seeing my Pakistani boys shamelessly laughing at their 1971 surrender photo is no small thing.

Pakistan successfully test fires nuclear-capable ballistic missile Shaheen 1-A

In a statement Friday, the media wing of the Pakistani army, the ISPR, said that the test was aimed at re-validating various design and technical parameters of the weapon system.
File image of the Pakistani military establishment, headed by Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa | @OfficialDGISPR | Twitter

Bajwa’s change of heart on India isn’t enough. All of Pakistani military must be on board

Could the complex India-Pakistan relationship be settled during army chief Qamar Bajwa's tenure even if everyone trusted each other and there were no spoilers?
General Qamar Javed Bajwa

Why Pakistan Army chief is sermonising on peace and talking mutual respect

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.

Pakistan is isolated and talking peace. But India knows this game too well by now

As things stand now, the US, China and Saudi Arabia are pulling in different directions with Pakistan caught in the crossfire.
US President Joe Biden signs an executive order after speaking during an event on his administration's Covid-19 response as Vice President Kamala Harris looks on. | Photographer: Al Drago | Bloomberg

Asking US to ‘invest’ more in Pakistan isn’t the advice Biden should get from scholars

Why an Atlantic Council article must not act as the blueprint for Biden to deal with Pakistan.
File image of the Pakistani military establishment, headed by Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa | @OfficialDGISPR | Twitter

Pakistani General as Riyadh envoy brings Middle East policy under army. Eyes on Israel

Notwithstanding Pakistan’s strategic ties with Beijing, it does not want to be entirely in China’s camp.

On Camera

Workers unloading boxes of Bharat Biotech's Covaxin in Uttar Pradesh's capital Lucknow Sunday | Photo: ANI

Covid vaccine patents can be waived without hurting firms like Bharat Biotech. Here’s how

It is time countries acted with a humanitarian approach at WTO and relaxed IPR provisions for Covid-19 vaccines. And it can be done without disincentivising R&D efforts.
File image of BSE building at Dalal Street, Mumbai | Commons

Why India’s stock market hasn’t tanked like last year despite fierce second wave of Covid

The surprisingly muted stock market reaction to India’s virus disaster can also be seen in net outflows of foreign investors — $1.5 bn in April versus $8.4 bn last March.

Defence

A file photo of the Army Base Hospital in New Delhi. | Photo: ANI

Delhi’s Base Hospital chief transferred, move surprises many, Army calls it routine

Army terms the transfer of Base Hospital Commandant Major General Vasu Vardhan as a routine posting carried out as part of a larger HR management plan.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint Team

Modi govt is in denial & India is back to being a flailing state

Modi government didn’t strengthen the foundations of basic governance in the last 7 years. Now, the PM has retreated and ministers are failing, adding to the Covid disaster.