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Pakistan's army Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Qamar Javed Bajwa in Islamabad, Pakistan, March 23, 2017(REUTERS)

The Pakistan army is showing its true colours

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2019 06:06 PM IST
It is back to showcasing its ties with terror groups. This is ominous news for India
The Pakistan army spokesperson told the press conference that the region is in the midst of a power struggle involving global powers.(HT image)
The Pakistan army spokesperson told the press conference that the region is in the midst of a power struggle involving global powers.(HT image)

India sowing the seeds of war with Kashmir move: Pakistan army official

Islamabad | By Imtiaz Ahmad
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2019 01:28 AM IST
Ghafoor said the armed forces of Pakistan have strived to establish peace in the country and are playing their role for regional peace, but a “befitting response” will be given to any false-flag operation staged by India.
In a tweet, Pakistan military’s spokesperson alleged that the Indian Army has increased firing along the LoC in an effort to divert attention from the current situation in Jammu and Kashmir.(PTI FILE/ Representative Image)
In a tweet, Pakistan military’s spokesperson alleged that the Indian Army has increased firing along the LoC in an effort to divert attention from the current situation in Jammu and Kashmir.(PTI FILE/ Representative Image)

‘Fictitious’: Army rejects Pak military’s claim of killing 5 Indian soldiers in J-K

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 16, 2019 09:59 AM IST
The response by the Indian Army came after Pakistan military’s spokesperson Major General Asif Ghafoor claimed that three of its soldiers and five Indian personnel were killed in the cross-border firing.
Critics of the madrasa education system say children who attend such schools, where they spend most of the day memorising the holy Quran, are often ill-equipped for the modern world and some madrasas act as breeding grounds for militant outfits.(REUTERS)
Critics of the madrasa education system say children who attend such schools, where they spend most of the day memorising the holy Quran, are often ill-equipped for the modern world and some madrasas act as breeding grounds for militant outfits.(REUTERS)

Pakistan to bring 30,000 madrasas under its control to ‘mainstream’ education

Islamabad | By Islamabad
UPDATED ON APR 29, 2019 07:21 PM IST
Modernizing madrasa education is a thorny issue in Pakistan, a deeply conservative Muslim nation where religious schools are often blamed for radicalization of youngsters but are the only education available to millions of poor children.
Singh, who represents the Goshamahal constituency in Hyderabad, released a small video of his song “Hindustan Zindabad” on April 12.(Photo: Twitter/@TigerRajaSingh)
Singh, who represents the Goshamahal constituency in Hyderabad, released a small video of his song “Hindustan Zindabad” on April 12.(Photo: Twitter/@TigerRajaSingh)

Pakistan army says Hyderabad BJP leader copied its song; MLA claims he never heard of it

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON APR 15, 2019 03:17 PM IST
The BJP’s leader in Telangana T Raja Singh on Monday denied allegations of the Pakistan army that he copied one of its songs and described the claim by its chief spokesperson as a “cheap gimmick”.
Air Vice Marshal RGK Kapoor addresses a press conference at South Block in New Delhi, April 8, 2019. The IAF released radar images which show a Pakistani F-16 vanishing in a matter of eight seconds(PTI)
Air Vice Marshal RGK Kapoor addresses a press conference at South Block in New Delhi, April 8, 2019. The IAF released radar images which show a Pakistani F-16 vanishing in a matter of eight seconds(PTI)

Pakistan holds the key to the real F-16 story

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 09, 2019 07:02 PM IST
From day one, Islamabad has been conveniently chopping and changing its narrative
PM Narendra Modi has made it amply clear that each terrorist strike will be accounted for and met with a counterstrike(ANI)
PM Narendra Modi has made it amply clear that each terrorist strike will be accounted for and met with a counterstrike(ANI)

Unless Pakistan radically reforms itself, it will join the rogue states club

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2019 09:24 AM IST
Pakistan army’s statement indicates that Rawalpindi has again chosen to take the total deniability route in the Pulwama attack as it did in the past with Uri, Pathankot, 26/11 and the Parliament attack
India has an estimated 30 million Twitter users but the corresponding number for Pakistan is not independently available. With 13.74 million conversations ( 77.4% of the total), India made up the bulk of these conversations.(Reuters/Picture for representation)
India has an estimated 30 million Twitter users but the corresponding number for Pakistan is not independently available. With 13.74 million conversations ( 77.4% of the total), India made up the bulk of these conversations.(Reuters/Picture for representation)

India’s air strike, Pak response step up heat on Twitter

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Vidhi Choudhary
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2019 01:32 AM IST
Escalating tensions between India and Pakistan dominated Twitter with 17.39 million conversations about the issue shared on February 26 and 27, according to Bengaluru-based digital marketing agency, Autumn Grey.
Indian Air Force’s Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, in Pakistani custody after his plane was shot down on Wednesday, will be governed under the Geneva Convention of 1929.(AFP)
Indian Air Force’s Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, in Pakistani custody after his plane was shot down on Wednesday, will be governed under the Geneva Convention of 1929.(AFP)

Delhi demands IAF pilot’s return as per Geneva Conventions

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 27, 2019 10:40 PM IST
The rules protecting prisoners of war (POWs) are specific. They were first detailed in the 1929 Geneva Convention and later amended in the third 1949 Geneva Convention following the lessons of World War II.
Pakistan Army on Wednesday said it has arrested “only one” Indian pilot, retracting from its earlier statement that two IAF pilots were under its custody(AP)
Pakistan Army on Wednesday said it has arrested “only one” Indian pilot, retracting from its earlier statement that two IAF pilots were under its custody(AP)

Pakistan army retracts earlier claim, says only one Indian pilot in custody

Islamabad, PTI | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 27, 2019 07:16 PM IST
The Ministry of External Affairs said that Pakistan Air Force targeted military installations in India in response to Indian counter-terrorism operations but their attempts were foiled successfully though one Indian pilot is “missing in action”.
Pak jets targeted our military installations, attempt foiled: Govt(ANI/Twitter)
Pak jets targeted our military installations, attempt foiled: Govt(ANI/Twitter)

Pak jets targeted our military installations, attempt foiled: Govt

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2020 04:30 PM IST
The government said that an IAF pilot who engaged with the Pakistani aircraft that violated Indian airspace on Wednesday morning was missing in action.
Pakistan claims 2 IAF jets shot down, pilots held; also releases video(AP)
Pakistan claims 2 IAF jets shot down, pilots held; also releases video(AP)

IAF pilot who engaged Pakistan jets is missing in action, MiG 21 lost: Govt

By Sudhi Ranjan Sen
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2020 04:19 PM IST
Pakistan’s military spokesman Major General Asif Ghafoor also released a video of a man, blindfolded, who identifies himself as a wing commander rank officer.
The strike comes almost two weeks after a terror attack killed 40 CRPF troopers in Pulwama in south Kashmir that raised tensions between India and Pakistan.(HT File Photo)
The strike comes almost two weeks after a terror attack killed 40 CRPF troopers in Pulwama in south Kashmir that raised tensions between India and Pakistan.(HT File Photo)

Pakistan Army says Indian jets intruded neighbour’s airspace

New Delhi | By Bloomberg
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2020 01:47 PM IST
Relations between the arch-rivals has been extremely tense since a suicide car bombing, claimed by the Pakistan-based terrorist group Jaish-e-Mohammed, on Feb. 14 in Kashmir.
A video grab of Pakistan army chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa with pro­-Khalistan leader Gopal Singh Chawla at Kartarpur.
A video grab of Pakistan army chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa with pro­-Khalistan leader Gopal Singh Chawla at Kartarpur.

Pak Army chief’s handshake with pro-Khalistan leader at Kartarpur corridor event triggers row

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh/Toronto | By HT Correspondents
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2018 08:58 AM IST
Indian officials refused to formally comment on it, but said this was part of a game being played by Pakistan and rued that a religious occasion of such significance was being “manipulated” for such a purpose.
Director general of Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), Maj. Gen. Asif Ghafoor speaks during a news conference in Rawalpindi, Pakistan on April 17.(Reuters)
Director general of Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), Maj. Gen. Asif Ghafoor speaks during a news conference in Rawalpindi, Pakistan on April 17.(Reuters)

Pakistan warns of ‘10 surgical strikes’ in response if India conducts one

By Sajjad Hussain | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON OCT 13, 2018 11:37 PM IST
“If India dares to launch a surgical strike inside Pakistan, it will face 10 surgical strikes in response,” Major General Asif Ghafoor was quoted as saying by Radio Pakistan.
The Pakistan Army on Saturday said it is “ready for war” but chooses to walk the path of peace in the interest of its people, comments which came in response to Indian Army chief general Bipin Rawat’s remark that “stern action” is needed to “avenge” the brutal killing of Indian soldiers.(Reuters File Photo)
The Pakistan Army on Saturday said it is “ready for war” but chooses to walk the path of peace in the interest of its people, comments which came in response to Indian Army chief general Bipin Rawat’s remark that “stern action” is needed to “avenge” the brutal killing of Indian soldiers.(Reuters File Photo)

‘Ready for war’ but we choose to walk the path of peace: Pakistan Army

Islamabad | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON SEP 22, 2018 11:29 PM IST
“Pakistan’s desire for peace should not be mistaken for weakness…War is imposed when you are not ready for it. But we are a nuclear nation and ready,” Pakistan Army spokesperson Asif Ghafoor said.
In this July 19, 2018, photo, Banners and posters of election candidates from political parties, decorated outside a compound of Christian neighborhood in Islamabad, Pakistan.(AP)
In this July 19, 2018, photo, Banners and posters of election candidates from political parties, decorated outside a compound of Christian neighborhood in Islamabad, Pakistan.(AP)

Pakistan military denies interference in polls, calls on apex court to verify allegations

Hindustan Times, Islamabad | By Imtiaz Ahmad
UPDATED ON JUL 23, 2018 12:01 PM IST
Pakistan’s military on Sunday denied accusations of stage managing the general elections, calling on the Supreme Court to “initiate appropriate process to ascertain the veracity of the allegations”.
Maj. Gen. Asif Ghafoor said the Pakistan army was not loyal to any political party.(Reuters File Photo)
Maj. Gen. Asif Ghafoor said the Pakistan army was not loyal to any political party.(Reuters File Photo)

Pakistan army denies meddling in general election to favour Imran Khan, will deploy troops for ‘fair and free’ polls

Islamabad | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUL 10, 2018 07:42 PM IST
The run-up to the general election has been marred by accusations that the military is meddling in politics and muzzling the media to help usher Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf into power.
Pakistani army troops stand alert at an entrance to a prison in Haripur, Pakistan.(AP File Photo)
Pakistani army troops stand alert at an entrance to a prison in Haripur, Pakistan.(AP File Photo)

Pakistan Army warns India of response in case of any ‘misadventure’

Press Trust of India, Islamabad | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAR 28, 2018 08:47 PM IST
Ghafoor also accused India of killing of 30 Pakistani civilians in 2018 in firing along the Line of Control
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