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General Bajwa takes command as 16th Army Chief

General Bajwa takes command as 16th Army Chief

With his elevation as army chief, General Bajwa superseded Lieutenant-General Syed Wajid Hussain (chairman of Heavy Industries Taxila), Lieutenant-General Najibullah Khan (DG Joint Staff Headquarters), Lieutenant-General Ishfaq Nadeem Ahmed (Corps Commander Multan) and Lieutenant-General Javed Iqbal Ramday (Corps Commander Bahawalpur).

Pakistan's outgoing army chief General Raheel Sharif today warned India against mistaking its policy of patience for weakness. General Bajwa is succeeding Gen Raheel Sharif as the latter has refused an extension of his term.

An article titled 'Pakistan: An Army With a Country' published by American global intelligence company Stratfor, described it perfectly when it said: "The saying goes that most countries have an army, but Pakistan's army has a country".

"It is important that all institutions work together against external threats and internal threats".

General Bajwa has spent a considerable part of his military service in the Rawalpindi-based 10 Corps, which is responsible for guarding the Line of Control (LoC) that divides India and Pakistan.

For regional peace, he said, issues should be resolved politically. He left the army house residence as soon as he transferred the command to General Qamar Javed Bajwa. Though his homecoming coincides with the departure of General Raheeel Sharif, the PPP leaders insist that it has nothing to do with the change of army command.

Bajwa, who was commissioned in the 16 Baloch Regiment in October 1980, is a graduate of Canadian Forces Command and Staff College in Canada, and the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California.

Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa has urged media to continue playing its role in keeping Army's morale high.

The Islamic Military Alliance to Fight Terrorism (IMAFT) is an intergovernmental military alliance of countries in the Muslim world united around military intervention against ISIL and other counter-terrorist activities.When the coalition was announced there were 34 members; by March 2016 this had risen to 39.

Tensions between India and Pakistan are rising after dozens of cross-border attacks.

"It was a statement of policy.Our policy is that we will hit you back every time you hit us".