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General Syed Asim Munir, Chief of the Army Staff Pakistan Army, Director General of Inter Services Intelligence, Lieutenant General Nadeem Anjum met with United States Secretary of State, Mr. Antony Blinken at US Department of State.

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The Army Chief of the Army Staff Pakistan Army General Syed Asim Munir arrived at United Nations Headquarters and met with UN Secretary General Mr. Antonio Guterres.

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Multinational Joint Special Forces Exercise: Fajar Al Sharq-V
Fajar Al Sharq-V was held at National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC), Pabbi. Troops from special forces of Pakistan, Bahrain, Iraq and Kuwait participated in the exercise.

Fajar Al Sharq-V was held at National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC), Pabbi. Troops from special forces of Pakistan, Bahrain, Iraq and Kuwait participated in the exercise.

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General Syed Asim Munir, NI (M), Chief of Army Staff (COAS) visited troops at Khairpur Tamewali (KPT) to witness Field Exercise of Bahawalpur Corps.

COAS was briefed about Field Exercise, aimed at enhancing professional skills at various tiers & battlefield procedures required to meet future challenges in operational environment.

COAS witnessed integrated fire & battle maneuvers of various elements, including Armour, Mechanized Infantry, Artillery, Air Defense, Anti-Tank Guided Missiles (ATGMs) duly supported by Pakistan Air Force (PAF) & Combat Aviation.

Later, COAS interacted with troops participating in the exercise.

COAS appreciated the training standards, operational preparedness & high morale of officers & troops. COAS directed troops to keep serving the nation with traditional zeal & passion under all circumstances.


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COAS meets top US officials, stresses understanding each others’ perspectives on regional security

Iftikhar Shirazi
December 15, 2023

Chief of Army Staff General Asim Munir meets key US security and military officials. — Photo by ISPR

Chief of Army Staff General Asim Munir meets key US security and military officials. — Photo by ISPR

Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Asim Munir — who is in the US on a visit — held meetings with top officials and underscored the importance of understanding the countries’ perspectives on regional security issues and developments affecting strategic stability in South Asia, the military’s media affairs wing said on Friday.

According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the army chief called on key government and military officials including US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Secretary of Defence (retired) General Llyod J. Austin, Deputy Secretary of State Victoria Nuland, Deputy National Security Adviser Jonathan Finer and Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff General Charles Q. Brown.

It stated that matters of bilateral interests, global and regional security issues, and ongoing conflicts were discussed during the meetings. “Both sides agreed to continue engagement for exploring potential avenues of bilateral collaboration in pursuit of shared interests,” the ISPR said.

During the meetings with defence officials, counter-terrorism cooperation and defence collaboration were identified as core areas of cooperation, it stated, adding that the leaders reiterated the intent to increase interaction and explore ways to expand the scope of mutually beneficial engagements.

The army chief underscored the importance of “understanding each other’s perspectives on regional security issues and developments affecting strategic stability in South Asia”.

“In this context, the COAS especially highlighted the importance of resolving the Kashmir issue in accordance with international law and relevant UNSC resolutions,” the ISPR statement said.

It further stated that Gen Munir interacted with the Pakistani overseas community during a reception hosted by the Embassy of Pakistan.

He appreciated the “positive role” being played by the Pakistani overseas community towards the country’s progress and development. “Pakistani diaspora anywhere around the world is held in high regard as they are ambassadors of Pakistan and contribute significantly to Pakistan in varying domains,” the ISPR quoted the COAS as saying.

The army chief also urged the diaspora to invest through the Special Investment Facilitation Council and highlighted that the US was the largest export market for Pakistan. Moreover, he dispelled rumours about special screening, denial of visas and detentions.

“The COAS met Mr Tanweer Ahmed who graciously donated $9 million for NUST in the field of IT development in Pakistan. COAS appreciated him and said Pakistan is proud of heroes like him,” the ISPR added.

COAS visit amid unsettled US-Pakistan relations: report​

A day earlier, the Washington-based Foreign Policy magazine noted that the army chief was visiting Washington amidst an unsettled US-Pakistan relationship.

The report also noted that the departure of US forces from Afghanistan in 2021 has left both nations searching for new anchors in their partnership.

Gen Munir, unlike his predecessors, lacks strong ties to the West but emphasises warm officer-to-officer relations, a legacy of US-Pakistan education and training exchanges, the report added.

The report speculated that Gen Munir was seeking friendly relations with Washington motivated by economic concerns, as the United States was Pakistan’s top export destination and a crucial aid source.

According to the report, the army chief’s visit aims to address shared security concerns, particularly the resurgence of militancy in Pakistan while US priorities focused on the diminished Islamic State-Khorasan (IS-K) threat in Afghanistan, potentially affecting the incentive for collaboration with Pakistan.

Despite tensions over the expulsion of Afghan refugees from Pakistan, the US and Pakistan may find common ground on non-security issues like humanitarian aid in Afghanistan.

Gen Munir’s meetings with key US officials “will play a crucial role in shaping the trajectory of these complex bilateral ties,” the report stated.
 

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WASHINGTON: Chief of Army Staff Gen Asim Munir met US Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Washington on Thursday to discuss regional security, defence cooperation and other key issues.

The army chief met US Secretary of Defence Lloyd J. Austin on Wednesday and after the meeting the Pentagon issued a brief statement saying that “the two officials discussed recent regional security developments and potential areas for bilateral defence cooperation”.

At an earlier briefing, US State Department Spokesperson Matthew Miller was asked if the United States would conduct drone strikes to suppress the terrorists who were attacking targets inside Pakistan and if this option would be discussed in the army chief’s meetings with US officials.

“I’m not going to comment with respect to his meetings, other than that generally speaking we look forward to partnering with the Pakistani government on regional security and defence cooperation,” he said.

Responding to the question about drone attacks, he said: “We have taken a number of steps to partner with them this year on anti-terrorism activities” but did not say anything specific about the drones.

On Thursday, the Washington-based Foreign Policy magazine noted that the army chief was visiting Washington amidst an unsettled US-Pakistan relationship.

The report also noted that the departure of US forces from Afghanistan in 2021 has left both nations searching for new anchors in their partnership.

Gen Munir, unlike his predecessors, lacks strong ties to the West but emphasises warm officer-to-officer relations, a legacy of US-Pakistan education and training exchanges, the report added.

The report speculated that Gen Munir was seeking friendly relations with Washington motivated by economic concerns, as the United States was Pakistan’s top export destination and a crucial aid source.

According to the report, the army chief’s visit aims to address shared security concerns, particularly the resurgence of militancy in Pakistan while US priorities focused on the diminished Islamic State-Khorasan (IS-K) threat in Afghanistan, potentially affecting the incentive for collaboration with Pakistan.

Despite tensions over the expulsion of Afghan refugees from Pakistan, the US and Pakistan may find common ground on non-security issues like humanitarian aid in Afghanistan.

The report claimed that Gen Munir’s discussions in Washington could include global conflicts such as Russia’s war in Ukraine and the situation in Gaza. Reports suggesting Pakistan’s arms support to Ukraine may be addressed, alongside Pakistan’s stance on the Palestinian cause, the report added.

The magazine reported that Gen Munir might highlight the army’s stabilising role during political turmoil, a point likely met with cautious reception in Washington.

Gen Munir’s meetings with key US officials “will play a crucial role in shaping the trajectory of these complex bilateral ties,” the report stated.
 

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General Syed Asim Munir, Chief of the Army Staff Pakistan Army, Director General of Inter Services Intelligence, Lieutenant General Nadeem Anjum met with United States Secretary of State, Mr. Antony Blinken at US Department of State.

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No Support for this

Twitter trend is actively discrediting the move by the Army head

Growing anger in Pakistani People due to this move shows collaboration between Army and Foreign Country against Pakistan's National Interest

This will further Alienate Pakistani People from Army

The Cat is fully out of Bag
 
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The 4th meeting of Pakistan and Russia defence cooperation was held at Moscow. Russian
Deptuy Defence Minister, Lieutenant General Aleksander Fomin and Secretary Defence of Pakistan, Lieutenant General (Retired), Hamood-uz-Zaman Khan, co-chaired the meeting.


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This trip is a total failure and shows why Pakistan simply cannot progress to get out of the hole it finds itself in ...

When the Indian Goverment goes to the USA, they get new trade agreements, high end technology transfer, large scale investments into India.

When these "folks" go - all they get is a pat on the head and told to go on their merry way ...
 

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