civilian leadership

No row will be brushed under carpet: army chief (Lead)


June 1st, 2012 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) Nothing would be brushed under the carpet, Indian Army chief Gen Bikram Singh said Friday, sending out on his first day in office a strong ... Read more...

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Tough days ahead for new Indian Army chief (News Analysis)


May 31st, 2012 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) He surmounted blistering attacks and challenges to his elevation but Gen Bikram Singh, who Thursday assumed command of the 1.13 million strong Indian Army has ... Read more...

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Indian Army chief leaves for Britain on official visit


February 13th, 2012 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) Just three days after the Supreme Court nixed his plea on changing his birth date, Indian Army chief General V.K. Singh Monday left on a ... Read more...

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Indian Army chief to visit Britain from Monday


February 12th, 2012 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) Just three days after the Supreme Court rejected his plea to reconcile his birth date in official records as May 10, 1951, Indian Army chief ... Read more...

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PM Gilani has committed contempt, rules court (Third Lead)


February 3rd, 2012 - 1:47 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 3 (IANS) The Pakistan Supreme Court Thursday ruled that Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani had committed contempt by not initiating action against President Asif Ali Zardari for ... Read more...

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Gilani has committed contempt, rules court (Second Lead)


February 2nd, 2012 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 2 (IANS) The Pakistan Supreme Court Thursday ruled that Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani had committed contempt by not initiating action against President Asif Ali Zardari for ... Read more...

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Discussion on early election after budget: Pakistani PM


January 30th, 2012 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 30 (IANS) The Pakistani government may discuss with the opposition the issue of early general elections after the budget is presented in May, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza ... Read more...

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Gilani sacks defence secretary, takes on army (Intro Night Lead)


January 12th, 2012 - 1:37 am ICT by IANS
Islambad, Jan 11 (IANS) Pakistan's political and military establishments were set for a showdown as Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani sacked the defence secretary Wednesday after coming under attack ... Read more...

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Gilani sacks Defence Secretary, takes on army (Night Lead)


January 11th, 2012 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 11 (IANS) Pakistan's political and military establishments were set for a showdown as Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani sacked the defence secretary Wednesday after coming under attack ... Read more...

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‘Pakistan stuck between bumbling civilians, hardline military’


November 19th, 2011 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 19 (IANS) A secret memo that claims President Asif Ali Zardari feared a military coup is a reflection that Pakistanis are "caught between a rock and a hard ... Read more...

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Obama urges Libya to start reconciliation process


October 24th, 2011 - 3:54 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 24 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has hailed the declaration of liberation in Libya as the "beginning of a new era of promise", and urged the country ... Read more...

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Our people are very frustrated with violence: Pakistan rights panel chief (Interview)


August 21st, 2011 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Pakistanis are "very frustrated" with the state of affairs in their country where violence and abductions are now a way of life, says the ... Read more...

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Senator Kerry meets Pakistan Army chief


May 16th, 2011 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 16 (IANS) US senator John Kerry has met Pakistan army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani who apprised him of the "intense feelings" within the army on ... Read more...

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‘Pakistan might have gotten very, very lucky on Sunday’


May 4th, 2011 - 10:15 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 4 (IANS) Pakistan was lucky not to have intervened in Sunday night's US military operation to kill Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden as Americans had armed jets on ... Read more...

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NATO aiding divided rebel force in Libya


April 20th, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
Benghazi (Libya), Apr 20(ANI): As the world community scrambles to provide humanitarian aid to Libya, it has been revealed that NATO is aiding a divided force that cannot agree on who its ... Read more...

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Pak Army responsible for country’s existential confusion: Mira Sethi


March 14th, 2011 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 14(ANI): Pakistan's existential confusion is the outcome of the "grand strategic designs" of its army, which advocates an anti-India ideology, shelters jihadists and cows liberal civilian politicians, Mira Sethi, ... Read more...

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China’s civilian leadership was unaware of stealth fighter jet test flight


January 12th, 2011 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Jan.12 (ANI): China's civilian leadership has apparently been caught off-guard by the country's military conducting a test flight of a new stealth fighter jet on Tuesday.According to the New York Times, ... Read more...

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US deals with entire Pakistan government, including military leadership: Clinton


December 19th, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 19 (ANI): The United States engages with the entire Pakistan government, including both civilian and military leadership, in its wide-ranging relationship with the country, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton ... Read more...

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‘US diplomats harassed in Pakistan for backing India’s n-programme’


December 1st, 2010 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Dec 1 (IANS) Pakistan's security services harassed US diplomats in Islamabad, delayed visas, clogged customs clearance and sabotaged security contracts as punishment for American support for Pakistan's civilian government ... Read more...

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‘Pakistani leadership lives in self-delusion’


November 19th, 2010 - 11:17 am ICT by IANS
By Meenakshi Iyer New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Pakistan is a victim of many delusions - a country where the army and civilian leadership "live in perpetual self-delusion" and take on "jihadist ... Read more...

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Obama’s ‘tough love message’ to Pak on fight against Haqqani network, LeT


October 22nd, 2010 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 22(ANI): US President Barack Obama has reportedly asked his administration to "deliver a tough love message" to Pakistan over its reluctance to act against the Haqqani network and Lashkar-e-Taiba ... Read more...

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US committed to ensuring continuance of democracy in Pakistan


October 3rd, 2010 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 3 (ANI): Describing Pakistan as its key ally, the United States has reposed confidence in Pakistan's commitment to preserve its democratic set-up."Pakistan is an important strategic partner and a key ... Read more...

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Pakistan wants Indians to testify in its courts: Envoy


August 2nd, 2010 - 10:21 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Aug 2 (IANS) Claiming that Pakistan policy of supporting some terrorist groups has changed, its ambassador here says Islamabad has asked India to send its officials to testify ... Read more...

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Kayani hand behind India-Pakistan stalemate?


July 17th, 2010 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
By Manish Chand New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Pakistan Army Chief, Gen Ashraf Parvez Kayani, met President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani on the afternoon of July 15, ... Read more...

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Mentor Mullen Says McChrystal Is ‘crushed’ over his sacking


July 3rd, 2010 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 3 (ANI): The Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Mike Mullen, has revealed that former NATO commander General Stanley A. McChrystal is "crushed" about his sacking following ... Read more...

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China on verge of unveiling n-deal with Pakistan: Expert


June 14th, 2010 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) China is on the verge of unveiling a nuclear deal with Pakistan that will, in effect, be "cocking a snook" at the world as it will ... Read more...

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Pak Army between ‘devil and deep sea’ over US pressure to move into N.Waziristan


May 11th, 2010 - 7:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 11 (ANI): Not only the civilian leadership, but the Pakistan Army too is facing the heat, as it is being pressed upon by the United States to extend its ... Read more...

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Pak to take on Haqqani network after South Waziristan offensive: Mullen


December 18th, 2009 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Dec. 18 (ANI): US Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Admiral Michael Mullen has said that the Pakistan Army would take on the Afghan Al-Qaeda commander Sirajuddin Haqqani's network once it ... Read more...

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Pak playing ‘blame India game’ to absolve itself of responsibility to tackle terror: Experts


December 9th, 2009 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec.9 (ANI): Having witnessed five devastating terror strikes in the last couple of days, both the Pakistani civilian leadership and the intelligence have blamed India for the attacks, which according to ... Read more...

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Pak sees ‘ally’ Taliban as long-term proxy to limit India’s influence in Afghanistan: NYT


December 9th, 2009 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Dec.9 (ANI): While the United States has been pushing Pakistan to do more against terror organisations such as the Taliban and Al-Qaeda operating from terror safe havens based inside ... Read more...

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Pakistan claims India supports insurgents


November 22nd, 2009 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
By Nadeem Sarwar and Sajjad Malik Islamabad, Nov 22 (DPA) Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has accused India of supporting insurgents in Pakistan, including areas bordering Afghanistan.Speaking with the DPA, Qureshi ... Read more...

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Hard to believe nobody in Pak Govt knew Al Qaeda’s hiding places: Clinton


November 16th, 2009 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Nov 16 (ANI): US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said that the safe haven that Al Qaeda had found in Pakistan was "very troubling", and added that it was ... Read more...

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Taliban attack on Pak GHQ was planned in South Waziristan: ISPR chief


October 12th, 2009 - 6:55 pm ICT by ANI
Rawalpindi, Oct.12 (ANI): The Director-General of the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) of the Pakistan armed forces, Major General Athar Abbas, said on Tuesday that the 18-hour-long Taliban attack on the General ... Read more...

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Military operation in South Waziristan ‘imminent’ after GHQ attack: Malik


October 12th, 2009 - 12:41 pm ICT by ANI
Singapore, Oct.12 (ANI) : Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik has said that following the brazen terrorist attack on the Army General Headquarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi, military offensive against the militants in ... Read more...

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Rawalpindi GHQ attack underlines terror threat facing Pak: Clinton


October 11th, 2009 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct.11 (ANI): US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said the ghastly terror attack on the Pakistan Army General Headquarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi has underlined the terror threat facing Pakistan.Clinton, ... Read more...

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