Qamar Javed Bajwa appointment as COAS sends alarm bells in India

Qamar Javed Bajwa appointment as COAS sends alarm bells in India
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NEW DELHI: General Qamar Javed Bajwa has been appointed as the 16th Chief of Army Staff of the Pakistan Army.

 

Appointment of Qamar Javed Bajwa as new chief of Pakistan’s army seems to have set alarm bells ringing in India as country’s former army chief Bikram Singh on Saturday said New Delhi should be careful with respect to general’s approach.

 

Gen (retd) Singh regards Gen Bajwa as thorough professional who gave an outstanding performance in Congo during a UN peace mission, where they worked together.

 

“Things change once an officer goes back to his home country,” Indian media reported Bikram Sindgh as saying.

 

He said the new Pakistan army chief has wide experience of affairs related to the Line Of Control (LoC), adding that Qamar Javed Bajwa has served in all areas (bordering India) and knows pretty well what kind of terrain and conditions exists on both sides.

 

Earlier in the day, Pakistan appointed Lt Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa as Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) and Lt Gen Zubair Mahmood Hayat as Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC)

 

General Bajwa will get baton of command from General Raheel Sharif who retires on Nov 29 after completing three years in office.

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