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India’s security in jeopardy if army ignores merit: Book (Lead)


May 26th, 2012 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) India's security will be in jeopardy unless the nation's political class, backed by a compliant bureaucracy, "gets its act together and vigorously desists from sacrificing ... Read more...

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‘India’s security in jeopardy if army promotions ignore merit’


May 26th, 2012 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) India's security will be in jeopardy unless the nation's political class, backed by a compliant bureaucracy, "gets its act together and vigorously desists from sacrificing ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s role in war on terror should not be doubted: Kayani


May 5th, 2011 - 11:51 am ICT by ANI
Rawalpindi, May 5(ANI): Pakistan's role in the war against terrorism should not be doubted, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani has said.Kayani was speaking during a meeting at the ... Read more...

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Osama’s killing: Pak military’s lame explanations find no takers


May 3rd, 2011 - 11:45 am ICT by ANI
Islamabad, May 3(ANI): The Pakistan military has been struggling to explain the role it played in the killing of elusive Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden, who was shot dead Sunday night ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s ‘honour’ not to be bartered for ‘prosperity’: Kayani


May 1st, 2011 - 11:45 am ICT by ANI
Rawalpindi, May 1(ANI): Pakistan's honour and integrity will not be traded just in exchange for "prosperity", Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani has said."What's in national interest and what's ... Read more...

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Kayani’s ‘broken militants backbone’ repartee to counter US’ scathing war on terror censure


April 23rd, 2011 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 23(ANI): The Pakistan military has 'broken the backbone' of militants in the ongoing war on terror, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani has said, just days after ... Read more...

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US to supply 85 drones to Pakistan


April 22nd, 2011 - 11:56 am ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 22(ANI): The United States will supply 85 small drones to Pakistan to help it fight militants in the country's tribal areas, according to a TV report.A local English TV ... Read more...

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Kayani tells Mullen US drone attacks undermining war on terror


April 21st, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Rawalpindi, April 21(ANI): Pakistan Army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani has told the US Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman, Admiral Mike Mullen, that US drone attacks in Pakistan's tribal areas are undermining ... Read more...

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Former Pak army chief claims nuclear scientist AQ Khan is “next target of US agents”


February 26th, 2011 - 3:29 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 26(ANI): Former Pakistan Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General (r) Mirza Aslam Beg has claimed that the American agents' network is spread throughout the country, and that their next ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Pirate ship sunk by navy, Coast Guard in Arabian Sea (Lead)


January 29th, 2011 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 29 (IANS) In a major anti-piracy operation by the Indian Navy and Coast Guard in the Arabian Sea, a Somali pirate ship was sunk in a gun battle off ... Read more...

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Pakistan army chief visits Sri Lanka


January 22nd, 2011 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 22 (IANS) Pakistan Army chief Gen. Ashfaq Parvez Kayani is on an official visit to Sri Lanka to "strengthen bonds of friendship" between the armies of the two countries, it ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Pak warns US against “new great game” in Afghanistan


January 13th, 2011 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 13(ANI): Pakistan has made it clear to the United States that it will not become part of any "new great game" in relation to the US' troops withdrawal from ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Kayani promises jobs for former Taliban fighters in Pak


December 22nd, 2010 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI
Mingora, Dec 22 (ANI): Pakistan's Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Ashfaq Kayani has promised jobs for former Taliban fighters.Addressing youths at 'Rastoon', a rehabilitation-training centre for youths involved in ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Terrorists launch rocket attacks in South Waziristan following Kayani visit, no casualties


December 7th, 2010 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
Wana, Dec 7 (ANI): At least four rockets were fired in Pakistan's South Waziristan Agency (SWA) by terrorists, following Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Ashfaq Kayani's visit in the area.According to ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Asfandyar rejects WikiLeaks reports of Kayani offering him presidency


December 5th, 2010 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec 5(ANI): Awami National Party (ANP) chief Asfandyar Wali Khan has dismissed whistle-blower website WikiLeaks' reports that said Army Chief General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani had offered him to become the ... Read more...

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“ANP chief declined Kayani’s offer to replace Zardari owing to lack of support”


December 2nd, 2010 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Dec 2 (ANI): The Awami National Party (ANP) chief, Asfandyar Wali Khan, was offered the post of Pakistan president but he turned it down, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's Information Minister Mian Iftikhar ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Pak won’t open any new front against militants in near future: Kayani


November 16th, 2010 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov 16 (ANI): Pakistan will not open any new front until it consolidates gains in the areas already recovered from militants, Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani reportedly ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Indian army chief ignoring internal problems: Pakistani paper


October 17th, 2010 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Oct 17 (IANS) Indian army chief Gen. V.K. Singh's terming Pakistan and China as major threats "hides the real danger posed to his country by the on-going open revolts ... Read more...

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N.Waziristan offensive decision to be based on Pak’s need, not US dictates: Gilani


October 15th, 2010 - 12:15 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct 15 (ANI): Rejecting US military chief Admiral Mike Mullen's assertion that his Pakistani counterpart, General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani had assured him of launching an offensive in "the epicenter of ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Musharraf had coup plans since becoming COAS in ‘98: Ex Pak Army Chief


October 12th, 2010 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct 12 (ANI): Former military ruler Pervez Musharraf had plans to topple the Pakistan government ever since his inception as Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) in 1998, retired general ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Pak Army vows to ‘retaliate’ against US ‘hot pursuit’ within border in future


October 8th, 2010 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct 8 (ANI): In a corps commanders meeting, the Pakistani military leadership has vowed to take retaliatory action in the event of any incident of territorial violation in future.The cross-border strikes' ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Kayani reportedly demanded Zardari ‘corrupt’ loyalists be ousted from cabinet


October 2nd, 2010 - 6:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 2 (ANI): Pakistan Chief of Army Staff (CoAS) General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani reportedly demanded from President Asif Ali Zardari to depose all corrupt ministers from the cabinet, a British newspaper ... Read more...

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Pak military-Zardari standoff as Gilani govt pushed for shake-up to the limit: NYT


September 29th, 2010 - 11:56 am ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sep 29 (ANI): The Pakistani military, enraged by the inept handling of the country's devastating floods by the government, and alarmed by the collapse of the economy, is pushing for ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Zardari-Gilani-Kayani trio vows to protect democratic system in Pak


September 28th, 2010 - 4:11 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sep 28 (ANI): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari, Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani and COAS General Ashfaq Kayani have vowed to defend and protect the democratic system in the country, and ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Kayani, corps commanders on Pak Taliban’s hit list: Intelligence agencies


September 27th, 2010 - 4:02 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Sep 27(ANI): The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) is planning to target Pakistan Army Chief Ashfaq Kayani and corps commanders, intelligence agencies have warned.The warning about attacks on the high profile officials ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Pakistan’s military intelligence closes its political wing


September 22nd, 2010 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sep 22 (ANI): Following in the footsteps of Pakistan's intelligence agency - the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) - the Military Intelligence (MI) has also reportedly shut down its political wing.According to a ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Diplomatic offensive in pipeline for finding solution to Afghan crisis


September 19th, 2010 - 7:00 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sept 19 (ANI): The United States, Pakistan and some Arab nations have launched a massive diplomatic offensive to find a viable solution to the Afghan problem.According to one Western diplomat ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

No threat to democracy in Pakistan in General Kayani’s presence: Shahbaz Sharif


September 15th, 2010 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Sept 15 (ANI): In the wake of rumours doing the rounds about the possibility of another military intervention in Pakistan, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said that Chief of Army ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Kayani’s tenure extension challenged in Peshawar high court


July 28th, 2010 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, July 28(ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani's decision to extend the tenure of Army Chief General Ashfaq Kayani has been challenged in the Peshawar High Court (PHC).A journalist-cum-lawyer, Shahid ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Pak’s major stakeholders in ’secure position’ until 2013: Gilani


July 24th, 2010 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, July 24(ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani has said that all "major stakeholders" in the country, the President, the Prime Minister, the Supreme Court Chief Justice and the Army ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Sharif accuses Zardari of exploiting judiciary to cancel his electoral eligibility


July 6th, 2010 - 3:37 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, July 6 (ANI): The war of words between Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif and President Asif Ali Zardari refuses to die down, as the former Prime Minister has ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Architect of NRO Musharraf must also be tried: Pak PM


May 17th, 2010 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, May 17 (ANI): Pakistan's Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said the architect of the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO), Pervez Musharraf, should also face accountability.Talking to a delegation of ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Ex-Pak MI chief denies ordering washing-off Benazir’s assassination site


April 30th, 2010 - 6:36 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Apr.30 (ANI): Former Pakistan Military Intelligence Director Major General Nadeem Ijaz has rubbished allegations that he had ordered subordinates to wash-off the crime scene at Rawalpindi's Liaquat Bagh, where former ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Territorial integrity, security paramount: Army chief


April 25th, 2010 - 10:34 pm ICT by ANI
By Jaibans SinghSrinagar, Apr.25 (ANI): The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Vijay Kumar Singh, has said territorial integrity and security is paramount for the country's armed forces.Undertaking a maiden three-day visit ... Read more...

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Army Chief on four-day official visit to Maldives


February 10th, 2010 - 11:14 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb.10 (ANI): Chief of the Army Staff General Deepak Kapoor will be undertaking four-day official visit to Maldives that begins on Thursday.The Army Chief during his visit (Feb. 11 ... Read more...

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