December 2017(EDITION 12, Volume 54)
 
Written By: Maria Khalid
Given Pakistan’s location and capability to influence regional and extra regional stability, Pakistan offers vast opportunities but is also confronted with a host of challenges. However, the responsibility to protect its people from internal and external threats by applying....Read full article
 
Written By: Rasul Bakhsh Raees
On a broader level, the geopolitical location of a country and regional dynamics of security, peace or war constitute the fundamental elements of national security. In this sense, geopolitical conditions can be benign or malignant, or these might change over time for good .....Read full article
 
Written By: Vice Admiral Taj M. Khattak (R)
Pakistan has been confronted with the issue of contested borders since its independence from the British rule in 1947, but the challenges faced by the country as a result of the constantly changing regional and global kaleidoscope have rarely been more serious than at present moment.....Read full article
 
Written By: Moeed Pirzada
Given this regional context and expected increase in hostilities, visit by Pakistan’s Army Chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa assumes even greater importance. It serves to assure Iran of Pakistan’s neutrality in....Read full article
 
Written By: Zarrar Khuhro
In May last year, India, Iran and Afghanistan signed a deal to develop the Iranian port of Chabahar and also to develop a trade and transit corridor through Afghanistan that could, when fully operational, halve the time and cost of trading with Europe. Concerns were raised....Read full article
 
Written By: Amir Zia
The Muslim world has suffered the most at the hands of terrorists and it has no option but to win this war against terrorism and extremist ideologies. The good thing is that many leaders of the Muslim world realize that wars cannot be won in the battlefields .....Read full article
 
Special Report By: Hilal Desk
Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited Iran from November 5 to November 7, 2017. During the visit he held meeting with top Iranian civil and military leadership and discussed issues of mutual interest to further strengthen the bilateral....Read full article
 
Written By: Atia Ali Kazmi
This October, Pakistan and Russia successfully concluded joint military exercise on counter-terrorism operations. DRUZBA, Friendship 2017, promising augmentation of defence ties between the two countries. More than 200 special forces from both sides conducted joint hostage......Read full article
 
Written By: Lt. Gen Masood Aslam (R)
It is so painful to relive the period when during my command of approximately three years, we lost close to 1500 shuhada from Army and Frontier Corps alone. It was therefore very difficult for me to motivate myself to pen down some of those unforgettable.....Read full article
 
Written By: Captain Sagheer Ahmed
Pakistan Navy’s history is replete with examples of glorious combats, exquisite maneuvers, and tactical marvels yet Operation Somnath is one of those unique instances where a numerically superior enemy did not exhibit any worthwhile contest to a small but potent naval force.....Read full article
 
Written By: Brig Mumtaz Malik (R)
This is the story of another Commander Kulbhushan S. Jadhav, who was also captured red-handed while spying for India. However, he was caught on the border whereas Kulbhushan Jadhav was apprehended deep inside Pakistan territory operating for many years conducting terrorist activities....Read full article
 
Written By: Zubair Torwali
The Swat Valley in northern Pakistan is usually referred to as the Switzerland of Asia but a learned friend, who paid a visit to Swat recently, put it thus: “Switzerland is [the] Swat of Europe”....Read full article
 
Written By: Mrs. Maj Hussain
Let me acknowledge the efforts of Pakistan Army which has recognized the sacrifices of its men to the optimum. Though due recognition to earlier shuhadas had always been there but the motivation and ownership in the present era is above par. Motivated from this fact.....Read full article
 
Written By: Air Vice Marshal Abrar Ahmed
It was October of 1962. Seemingly, humanity was coming to an end through repeat of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. So, while, Kremlin and White House were busy averting World War-III during the Cuban Missile Crises, China launched a two pronged land offensive, about 1000 miles.....Read full article
 
Written By: Prof. Sharif al Mujahid
On Quaid’s birth anniversary, the crucial question that arises is ‘How has Pakistan performed over the years in the context of Quaid’s well-established norms?’ The answer is hardly encouraging. Indeed, it is downright dismal.....Read full article
 
Written By: Lt Gen Ali Kuli Khan (R)
This article recounts my experiences of 1971 in erstwhile East Pakistan and the Flight of 4th Army Aviation Squadron to Burma just prior to the surrender of our forces on December 16, 1971. It will be necessary to briefly recall some of the major happenings of the time, because.....Read full article
 
Written By: Nadeem F. Paracha
For example, why so much anger at a ban on a modern consumerist trend, the Valentine’s Day in Pakistan? We must understand that terrorism can only be tackled effectively if we curb certain unsavory events which are just not part of our culture. Same way, the ban.....Read full article
 
On special instructions of Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed, Pakistan Army is financially sponsoring talented young cyclist Samar Khan from Dir, Malaknd Division, KP for her participation in mountain.....Read full article
 
Written By: Dr. Amineh Hoti
Imet Major Uqbah from Pakistan Army at Kristiane Baker’s sufi-flavoured dinner in Central London where we were all introduced to Salman Sahib, the direct descendant of the great sufi saint of Ajmer Sharif, Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti. Subsequently, Major Uqbah invited my husband.....Read full article
 
Written By:Sara Raza Khan
Pakistan’s music is rich and famous for its class, depth and impact. It is distinct and its identity is message of love, harmony and culture expressed through instruments like Sitar, Violin, Tabla, Bansuri, Rubab.....Read full article
 
Written By: Dr. Anum Hussain
FC Balochistan conducted IBO in Tump, Turbat on a terrorist hideout. Two terrorists were apprehended during the operation and 18 hostages including, 2 Pakistani and 16 foreigners.....Read full article

 
General Zubair Mahmood Hayat, Chairman JCS Committee, visited Azerbaijan officially and interacted with the Prime Minister, Minister of Defence and Chief of State Border Services (SBS). Matters related to.........Read full article
 
General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) visited Strike Corps at Mangla and witnessed the ongoing training and addressed the officers and troops......Read full article
 
General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) visited Headquarters Southern Command, Quetta in connection with execution of ‘Khush Hal Balochistan’ (KHB) initiative. COAS.....Read full article
 
Upon arrival at Naval Headquarters, First Sea Lord and Chief of the Naval Staff Royal Navy UK was received by Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi. A smartly turned out contingent of Pakistan Navy clad in ceremonial dress presented him Guard of Honour. The visiting.....Read full article
 
Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi visited Naval installations at coastal areas including Turbat, Gwadar and Jinnah Naval Base Ormara to review operational readiness of Pakistan Navy units in the area and port security measures. This was the first visit of coastal....Read full article
 
On his arrival at Air Headquarters, the distinguished guest was received by Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman NI(M), Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force. A smartly turned out contingent of Pakistan Air.......Read full article
 
Pakistan hosted 13th High Level Meeting (HLM) of the Heads of Asian Coast Guards Agencies Meeting (HACGAM) in Islamabad. Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA) hosted the meeting as the Director General PMSA, Rear Admiral Jamil Akhtar is the Chairman....Read full article
 
Pakistan Rangers Delegation including representatives from Ministry of Interior and Anti-Narcotics Force, headed by DG Pakistan Rangers (Sindh) held delegates level talks at BSF Headquarters New Delhi during 44th meeting with Indian Border Security Force.....Read full article
 
FATA Youth delegation from all 7 agencies of FATA visited ISPR. The delegation acknowledged Pakistan Army for their efforts and sacrifices for bringing back peace in FATA. The delegation conveyed their feelings for....Read full article
 
4th All Pakistan Bilingual Declamation Contest was held at Karnal Sher Khan Cadet College Swabi KSKCCS. Major General Muhammad Saleem Raza, Commander Peshawar Log Area was the chief guest on the occasion. Sixteen institutions participated in the competition including Government College University....Read full article
 
A group of 60 students from Islamia University of Bahawalpur and 50 madrassa students and faculty members belonging to Madrass Jaamia-tul-Siddiqia, visited Bahawalpur cantonment to spend a day with Army on October 31 and November 6, 2017 respectively. The programme was organised by....Read full article
 
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