Defence Column

Army chief’s US visit…Editorial

  • AS the itinerary of Gen Raheel Sharif’s visit to the US, makes clear, this will be no ordinary visit. From a democratic perspective, this is discouraging. While Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s White House visit weeks ago yielded a meeting with President Obama and Maryam Nawaz joined US First Lady Michelle Obama to unveil a female […]

  • NAP progress not only reason of tension between institutions

    ISLAMABAD: A lack of progress on the National Action Plan (NAP) to counter terrorism in the wake of the Army Public School massacre was just one of many reasons behind the civil-military tensions that boiled over last week. In background conversations with Dawn, military officials and civilian leaders offered their own interpretations for the reasons […]

  • Another Sharif in Washington

    IT will be the other Sharif who arrives in Washington next week, less than a month after the visit of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. There seems to be much greater hype surrounding the upcoming trip of Gen Raheel Sharif who is certainly taken more seriously by the US administration when it comes to dealing with […]

  • Memoirs of Sabuna Bund Battle Sulaimanki-Fazilka Sector 3-6 Dec 1971

    Written By: Brig (R) Farooq Afzal (Tamgha-e-Jurat) The evening of December 3, 1971 will be remembered as the Blitzkrieg action all along the battlefront of Sulaimanki-Fazilka Sector. Although, it was an Independent Brigade Group action but the battle on ground was at company level within the framework of a battalion. 6 Frontier Force Regiment (6 […]