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