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Russia poses bigger threat to UK than terror groups: Army chief

LONDON: Russia "indisputably" now poses a bigger threat to Britain's security than terrorist groups like Islamic State (IS) and Al-Qaeda, the head of the British army said in an interview published Saturday. General Mark Carleton-Smith warned Moscow had shown a willingness to use its military to pursue its national interests while seeking to "exploit Western vulnerabilities". "Russia today indisputably represents a far greater threat to our national security than extremist threats such as Al-Qaeda and (IS)," he told…

Azerbaijan’s Chief of State Border Service calls on Gen Bajwa

RAWALPINDI: Azerbaijan’s Chief of State Border Service Colonel General Elchin Guliyev on Tuesday called on Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa at the General Headquarters. According to the Inter-Services Public Relations, they discussed matters related to mutual interest and regional stability in the meeting. Azerbaijan’s COSBS appreciated professionalism of the armed forces and its victories against terrorists, said the military's press wing. Earlier, Colonel General Elchin Guliyev laid a floral wreath at…

US chargé d’affaires to Pakistan calls on army chief

ISLAMABAD: US Chargé d'affaires to Pakistan Ambassador Paul Jones on Monday called on Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa at General Headquarters in Rawalpindi. Matters of mutual interest, including regional security with particular reference to Afghanistan, were discussed. Earlier this month while in Washington, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that Pakistan wanted a peaceful Afghanistan for regional stability and development. Read More: Through building mutual trust, Pak-US relations can grow…

Gen Bajwa discusses regional security with Jordanian King

AMMAN: Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa arrived in Jordan on Tuesday for a three days visit and called on His Majesty King Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussain. According to the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), regional security situation and bilateral cooperation were discussed. King Abdullah expressed earnest desire to enhance the cooperation between the two countries in multiple fields including security, defence production, education and investment opportunities. Gen Bajwa assured him that Pakistan has…

Terrorism effectively contained with nation’s support: COAS

ISLAMABAD: Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Thursday said that terrorism has been effectively contained with complete nation’s support. According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the COAS was delivering a key note address on “Security of Pakistan” at a three-day international conference at Air University Islamabad. The conference was titled “Radicalization: Perceptions, Realities and Challenges of Campus Life”. The COAS said armed forces and the nation had sacrificed a lot to…

Gen Bajwa says will never allow reign of terror to return

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Wednesday visited North Waziristan district, said the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). Gen Bajwa was briefed on security situation, border management, progress of development works and rehabilitation of Temporarily Displaced Persons (TDPs) in the district. Expressing his satisfaction, the army chief directed for continued focus on stability operations and socio-economic development to achieve enduring peace. While interacting with troops, he…

Indian army chief’s statement against Pakistan draws strong criticism

ISLAMABAD: The statement of Indian army chief General Bipin Rawat against Pakistan has strongly been criticised amidst the declining relations after talks between the two countries were called off. The Indian army chief on Saturday said that “talks and terrorism can’t go hand in hand” and that there is a need to take revenge against the Pakistan army. “I think our government’s policy has been quite clear and concise. We have made no bones about the fact that talks and terrorism can’t go hand in hand. Pakistan needs to…

China will continue to support Pakistan as a strategic partner: President Xi tells Gen Bajwa

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Wednesday called on Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing and discussed regional security environment, challenges and the way forward. The Chinese president said that Pakistan is a time-tested iron friend and Pakistan army has a pivotal role towards this lasting relationship. He appreciated the professionalism of Pakistan armed forces and acknowledged its role towards regional peace and stability. He said that China shall continue to support Pakistan as a…

Pak-China military cooperation ‘important pillar’ of bilateral ties: Top Chinese general

BEIJING: Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Tuesday met Vice Chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC) General Zhang Youxia. During the meeting, Gen Zhang Youxia said that China greatly values its time tested relations with Pakistan and its Army. According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), Gen Youxia said that China looks forward to further expanding this cooperation. He said that development of CPEC is aimed at bringing more benefits and prosperity to the people of both the countries.…