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US-Iran tension, world war talk: For Pakistan, nothing more urgent than Bajwa’s extension

The speed with which Pakistani politicians passed the bill extending Gen Bajwa's tenure is alarming for a nation that has a history of military coups.
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JCO killed as Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC in Rampur

Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked firing in Hajipeer area of Uri around 11.30 am on Wednesday, official sources said.
Pervez Musharraf

Pakistan Army that gives ghaddari certificate doesn’t know what to do with traitor Musharraf

Pakistan Army, anguished by Musharraf's death sentence, says he can never be a traitor because he served the country for 40 years and fought two wars.

Death penalty for Musharraf: Are Pakistan courts now too independent and free of pressure?

The verdict’s implementation in all likelihood won’t happen. But the fact that Pakistan's judicial system came this far does not go in favour of Army Chief Bajwa.
Buildings stand under construction at a development site, operated by China Overseas Ports Holding Co., near Gwadar Port in Gwadar, Balochistan, Pakistan | Photographer: Asim Hafeez/Bloomberg

Under pressure from China, Pakistan Army has taken institutional control over CPEC

The Imran Khan govt has appointed a retired three-star Pakistani general to head the CPEC Authority. Analysts say this is to bring Army directly in command.
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Why 1971 Battle of Khulna’s outcome made me respect Pakistan Army Brigadier Muhammad Hayat

The brilliant Brigadier Muhammad Hayat, who was Pakistani Commander of 107 Infantry Brigade during the war, faded away and died largely unsung in 2008.
File photo of Chief of Army Staff, General Qamar Javed holding a meeting with army officials | @OfficialDGISPR/Twitter

Don’t get fooled by Bajwa drama. Pakistan Army still the only one with a nation to itself

Now that the dust has settled in Pakistan, and Gen Bajwa’s tenure extended for six months, a closer look reveals where the deception lies.
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The 1971 Battle of Longewala: A night of confusion, Sam Manekshaw’s order, Pakistan’s folly

For several months before the battle, Army had been rehearsing breaking through Pakistani defences. The shortfall in vehicles, equipment & manpower was made-up.
Pakistan PM Imran Khan with Gen Qamar Bajwa | @peaceforchange | Twitter

Pakistan’s civilian govt still doting on Army but Gen Bajwa knows things have changed

When Army Chief Gen Bajwa’s extension was challenged, it was widely believed the plea would be rejected. But then the Supreme Court sprang a surprise.

Pakistan SC gives army chief Bajwa a 6-month extension, and a deadline to Imran Khan

The order came after the Imran Khan government promised a law within six months to fix an army chief’s tenure and other terms of service.

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China’s on India’s side in Pangong, Hot Springs. ‘Difference in perception’ line suits it

China has, over the years, specialised in salami slicing. In Sept 2017, then Army chief Bipin Rawat had cautioned that China was silently taking over territory.

Harsh Vardhan questions Delhi govt: Is Arvind Kejriwal failing in handling Covid-19 crisis?

Union health minister Harsh Vardhan Thursday raised concerns about rising Covid cases and low testing levels in Delhi.

Defence

File image of soldiers of the Indian Army and China's People's Liberation Army | Photo: ANI

India, China army commanders to meet tomorrow. These are the issues 14 Corps chief will raise

14 Corps Commander Lt Gen Harinder Singh is scheduled to meet China’s Southern Xinjiang Military District chief at Chushul-Moldo border personnel meeting point Saturday.

The Chinese are so predictable, Modi & Shah should’ve seen them coming on 5 August 2019

India should’ve anticipated the Chinese appearance in Ladakh, even the timing of it, when the status of Jammu & Kashmir was changed.