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Ashfaq Parvez Kayani

Unburied Anger

Jan 12, 2013 B. Raman

The relatives of the Shias killed have refused to have their bodies buried till the Army takes over the responsibility for their protection and assures their safety.

Assess, Explore, Examine

Apr 19, 2012 B. Raman

This is not the time for re-opening any talks—substantive or exploratory — on Siachen. Let's not spurn Gen Kayani or blindly take a leap of faith. Verify, then trust

A War Of Nerves

The Army has conveyed a message to the civilian leadership that while it has no intention of acting against the government at present, it may not hesitate to act if Kayani and Pasha are humiliated by cancelling their extended tenure.

The War Of Nerves In Pakistan

Jan 09, 2012 B. Raman

Is there a likelihood of a coup? If not, is there a fall-back position available to Kayani to save face? Is there any political and honourable way out of the current impasse?

A Turning Point?

The way the Pakistani military and political leadership responded to the Indian helicopter having strayed into Pakistani airspace, and resisted the temptation to exploit the incident for ulterior purposes needs to be highlighted and praised

23 September, 2011

USA V/s Pakistan

The war of words has been joined. In response to Admiral Michael Mullen's testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee, General Kayani says "Admiral Mullen knows fully well which all countries are in contact with the Haqqanis

19 June, 2011

A Revolt Against Gen Kayani?

B. Raman

Could the Chief of the Army Staff's perceived/alleged amenability to US pressure lead to his ouster?

08 May, 2011

The ISI Mark

B. Raman

Gen Kayani, Gen Taj and Gen Pasha headed Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence for the period Osama is said to have been living in Abbottabad. Who should take responsibility?

25 April, 2011

'Secret Talks'

B. Raman

One should not be surprised if our Prime Minister--whether independently on his own or under US nudging--has authorised our Army chief to enter into clandestine contact with his Pakistani counterpart through suitable intermediaries

23 July, 2010

A Known General...

B. Raman

India has reasons to be concerned over the continuance of Gen Kayani as the COAS. Under him, there is unlikely to be any change in Pakistan’s use of terrorism against India

17 March, 2009

General Ashfaq Pervez Kiyani

B. Raman

(also written as Kayani): Extracts from my article dated November 28, 2007, titled Musharraf Minus The Uniform

07 January, 2008

Their Man In Pindi?

B. Raman

Gen.Ashfaq Pervez Kiyani, the Chief of the Army Staff (COAS), has already started losing credibility in the lower and middle ranks of the Pakistan Armed Forces as being closer to the US than even Pervez Musharraf or the late Benazir Bhutto.

02 October, 2007

The ISI Mark

B. Raman

The Director-General of the ISI is promoted as General and appointed as the Vice-Chief of Army Staff (VCOAS) by Musharraf, with full American backing. Have the Americans goofed again?

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

PTI Photo

Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

PTI Photo

Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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