Chief of Army Staff | General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani.

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    No 70/2009-ISPR Dated: March 26, 2009

    London, United Kingdom - March 26, 2009: Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani who is on an official visit to United Kingdom today visited Royal College of Defence Studies. General Richard Dannatt, CGS United Kingdom Army accompanied the Chief of Army Staff during the visit. On arrival at Royal College of Defence Studies he was received by Lieutenant General Andrew Graham, Director Defence Academy and Rear Admiral Charles Style, Commandant Royal College of Defence Studies. COAS addressed the students and faculty of the College on "Strategic Stability issues in the region; Challenges and Way Forward". Talk by Chief of Army Staff was also attended by senior military officials of Defence Academy and Chief of General Staff, United Kingdom.

    Earlier, on 25th March 2009, an official dinner in honour of Chief of Army Staff was also hosted by General Richard Dannatt, Chief of General Staff, United Kingdom at Cavalry and Guards Club.
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    No 69/2009-ISPR Dated: March 25, 2009

    London (UK) - March 25, 2009: General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) who is on an official visit to UK held in depth discussion yesterday with David Milliband, Secretary of state for foreign affairs. Later David Miliband hosted an official dinner in honour of General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani.

    Today, COAS had an extensive meetings / consultations with senior government and military officials in London. He called on Mr John Hutton, Secretary of State for Defence and discussed with him issues of mutual interest including overall security situation in the region.

    COAS also called on separately General Richard Dannatt, Chief of General Staff UK army and Air Marshal Jock Stirrup, Chief of Defence staff UK and discussed issues of professional interest during the meetings.

    Earlier, on arrival at Ministry of Defence, UK an impressive guard of honour ceremony was held in honour of General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani. He was also given detailed briefing at Ministry of Defence on current level of Pak-UK military relations
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    Corps commander inaugurates soldier welfare project

    KARACHI: Corps Commander Lieutenant General Shahid Iqbal inaugurated a soldiers’ accommodation project in Chhor Cantonment, here on Friday morning.

    On the occasion, he spelt out the need for good quality living conditions, education and administration for the soldiers and their families, as they are the backbone of the Pakistan Army’s high morale.

    He reiterated Pakistan Army’s vision for the welfare of the soldiers and how it was achieved by a number of projects such as the one being inaugurated today. Later, the corps commander visited a Cavalry Regiment and saw troops busy in an Intensive Training Cycle. Iqbal while speaking to the troops said that seizing every initiative by tactical commanders, use of field craft/minor tactics and integration of modern techniques are the keys to success, said an ISPR press release. staff report
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    CJCSC meets King Abdullah

    ISLAMABAD: Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) General Tariq Majid on Wednesday met Saudi King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud during the third day of his official visit to the kingdom. Gen Tariq briefed the king on security and economic challenges presently faced by Pakistan. According to a message received on Wednesday, the CJCSC thanked King Abdullah for awarding him the King Abdul Aziz Al Saud Excellence Medal. Gen Tariq said Pakistan and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia had special relations rooted in common faith and ideological kinship, adding that both countries had an abiding interest in each other's security, stability and progress. The CJCSC said Pakistan looked forward to enhancing its ties and strengthening its strategic partnership with Saudi Arabia. King Abdullah prayed for the solidarity of Pakistan and indicated his support for Islamabad for meeting all challenges. Earlier, General Tariq also met Royal Saudi Land Forces Commander Lieutenant General Abdul Rahman Bin Abdullah Al Marshed to discuss the regional security situation and bilateral issues.

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    Gen Kayani leaves for Saudi Arabia, UAE

    RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Ashfaq Kayani left for Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates (UAE) on an official visit on Saturday. The ISPR said Gen Kayani was scheduled to meet the senior leadership of both countries. Earlier, he was seen off at the Chaklala Airport by Rawalpindi Corps Commander Lt Gen Tahir Mahmood and Chief of General Staff Lt Gen Mustafa Khan.

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    General Ashfaq Kiyani: the man who calls the shots in Pakistan

    Bronwen Maddox: Analysis

    Is General Ashfaq Kiyani the most dangerous man in Pakistan? The most indecisive? Both?

    The head of the Pakistan Army has done an about-turn from his quiet but shocking position that the Government’s appeasement of the Taleban in the Swat Valley was a necessary step — one that might even be the model for other confrontations inside Pakistan. His view, it has emerged in the year and a half since his appointment, is that the army was built to fight India, not Pakistanis. The Taleban, he seemed to suggest, was merely an uncomfortable phenomenon, which raised interesting, almost academic questions about how much to respect local culture. (A lot, seemed to be his answer, even if “local culture” meant the rules imposed by the Taleban).

    Now, in public, Kiyani, has changed, apparently stung by Hillary Clinton’s denunciation of the lack of effort against the Taleban.

    But the question is whether he, and President Zardari, will do only what their predecessors have done: fight enough to pacify the US, and then strike a quiet truce (often hard to distinguish from surrender).

    When the pressure for democracy forced President Musharraf to hand command of his beloved army to Kiyani, many Western officials were delighted. Kiyani, a former intelligence chief, whose self-control comes through the door before the rest of him, was far cooler than the impetuous Musharraf. With a thin smile, careful courtesy and speaking English in a rapid low monotone, he reassured foreign diplomats with a vow to take the army out of politics.

    He makes the case, with intelligence and force, that to send the army rather than police against ordinary people risks inflating its proper role. Given Pakistan’s history of military rule, and the indulgence of army power and perks under Musharraf, that is a good thing. But he took it too far.

    It remains to be seen whether he will be prepared to help to enforce the unity of Pakistani law.
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    ^^^ In other words;

    The West and some Pakistanis were ecstatic when an apolitical and 'soldiers soldier' took charge of the Pakistani Army and elections heralded a new democratic phase in Pakistan's history - the rebirth of constitutional supremacy and governance by the peoples elected representatives!

    Fast forward to the present, faced with incompetency and Machiavellian politics by the ruling coalition, the West and some Pakistanis are completely distraught that an apolitical and 'hands off' soldier is in charge of the Army. :rolleyes:
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    Well Said!:cheers:

    old habits die slowly!
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    COAS leaves for France on day-long official visit

    ISLAMABAD, May 17 (APP): Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani left on Sunday, on a day‑long pre‑scheduled visit to France.

    Owing to the current internal security situation the COAS has decided to cut down his visit from three days to one day. During his visit, General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani would meet senior military and Government officials of France. Earlier, General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani was seen off by Daniel Jouanneau, French Ambassador in Pakistan, Lt Gen Tahir Mahmood, Corps Commander and other senior military officials.
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    General Kayani calls on French president
    Updated at: 1234 PST, Tuesday, May 19, 2009
    PARIS: The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani had an intense single day visit to France where he called on Mr Nicholas Sarkozy, President of France.

    President Sarkozy expressed the French desire to have Pakistan as its strategic partner. He said that France would help Pakistan buildup its capabilities to meet its challenges.

    COAS also held separate individual meetings with French Foreign Minister, Minister of Defence, Chief of French Defence Staff and Chief of French Army Staff.

    Earlier, General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani visited French Army Headquarters. On arrival an impressive Guard of honour ceremony was held by a smartly turned out contingent of French Army. National Anthems of both France and Pakistan were played. Later Legion of merit award was also presented to COAS.

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    le general iz being wined and dined!:enjoy:
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    he is being treated a lot better than our Prez.
    the thing is that ppl take him seriously while Mr. zaradi is more lik a joke.
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    Gen.Kiyani is at NATO-HQ in Brussels for next 2 days!
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    Fatman, Sir, it was told in the media that COAS stay in France would just be limited to one day due to the situation back home, but now as you said above that he is going to stay there for 2 days, is it confirmed?:rolleyes:
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    1 day in France is correct
    2 days in Brussels in Belgium for NATO moot!:enjoy:
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