Monday, 27 June, 2022
TopicPakistan Army

Topic: Pakistan Army

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.

Day before Imran’s no-trust vote, Pakistan army chief condemns Ukraine war, cosies up to West

Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa said Russian invasion of Ukraine ‘must be stopped immediately’, discussed ‘excellent’ relationship with US, in contrast with PM Imran Khan’s anti-West stances.

Imran Khan’s fall is a win for Pakistan’s Generals, not its democracy

Imran Khan’s pushback against Gen Bajwa crossed a fundamental red line. The removal of PMs who intervened in military affairs has been a leitmotif in Pakistan’s post-Zia politics.

Putin should just change Russia map to include Ukraine, like we did with Kashmir: Gen Twitter

I am a special advisor to Putin on war. Knowing my successful Pakistani military shenanigans of the past, it shouldn’t come as a surprise to you.

‘We all bleed green’ — Pakistanis hail army’s ‘first ever’ Hindu Lt Colonels

In a first, Kelash Kumar and Aneel Kumar, two Hindus, have been promoted to the rank of Lt Col in the Pakistan Army. Media, ministers and Pakistanis welcomed it.

Pakistan sees foreign hand in all. But everyone knows who is behind missing Baloch students

Hafeez Baloch was forcibly disappeared weeks ago by armed men. And yet, the investigation-free and evidence-free conclusion never changes.

Hurt badly since 2019, Pakistan Army beefs up positions at LoC, terror launchpads full

Pakistan Army bringing in private firms to strengthen positions to withstand Indian artillery fire. Indian Army, too, is adding latest weaponry, surveillance systems.

Why my Pakistani grandfather Col Ali went back to Dhaka to apologise for 1971

In ‘Bangladesh: Writings on 1971, Across Borders’, Meher Ali writes about her grandfather being deployed to Dhaka and Pakistan’s ‘collective amnesia’.

On Camera

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File photo of an offshore oil rig | Pic courtesy: ONGC

Sizzling oil prices burning a hole in your pocket, but refiners are making a killing

While state-run refiners have recorded higher-than-usual margins in 2021-22, the margins are more for private players as they are the biggest beneficiaries of cheap Russian crude.

Defence

The Indian Air Force logo | Commons

Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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