WEEK IN REVIEW
Top Stories of the past week.
Host: Daniyal Ahmad Chughtai
Co-Hosts: Yusra Mushtaq and Maha Khan Jadoon
Nuclearization and militarization of Indian Ocean poses a grave threat to the regional peace and security- (11th Feb)
A three-day International maritime Security Conference begun in Karachi yesterday. Addressing the opening session of Conference, President Azad Kashmir Masood Khan said the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has furthered the need for augmenting the maritime security. All naval forces across the world have a pivotal role in maritime security. While Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz said that nuclearization and militarization of Indian Ocean poses a grave threat to the regional peace and security.
Analysts on Phone:
Dr. Muhammad Khan- Defense Analyst
Aman-17 exercise was mandatory in order to improve the capabilities and to be used to of modern technology. This exercise will also be helpful for our Navy for the security of China Pakistan Economic Corridor project. The good news is that 36 countries are participating in Aman 17 exercises including USA, Great Britain, China and Russia. India has been involved in state terrorism in Indian Occupied Kashmir but situation is getting out of Indian control. So India is frustrated and is continuously violating LoC and the Working Boundary. Both Pakistan and India are nuclear powers but India has also involved itself in arm race. India is carrying out terrorist activities in Pakistan. Pakistani forces have apprehended many agents of RAW. India wants to destabilize Pakistan by all means but its wish will never come true.
Pakistan committed to countering ‘all militant groups’-Mattis recognizes the significant sacrifices the Pakistan military has made- (10th Feb)
Pakistan is committed to countering “all militant groups” operating within its territory, army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa has assured United States Defence Secretary James Mattis during their first telephonic conversation. Gen. Rtd. Mattis reaffirmed the importance of bilateral military relationship in his phone chat with the army chief.
Analysts on Phone:
Dr. Pervaiz Iqbal Cheema- IR Expert
Defense Secretary James Mattis had a 20 minutes telephonic conversation with COAS Gen Qamar Bajwa and reiterated the commitment towards the common goal of peace and stability in the region. Secretary Mattis commended the sacrifices and resilience of the people and armed forces of Pakistan and appreciated the role Pakistan Army has played in war against terrorism. Both the leaders also agreed to work together for peace and prosperity in Afghanistan. COAS and Secretary Defense also agreed to improve defense relations to counter terrorism. Such discussion should also be held among the Heads of both the countries.
Pakistan expresses serious concern over building of a secret nuclear city and development of inter-continental ballistic missile by India- (9th Feb)
Pakistan expressed serious concern over building of a secret nuclear city and development of inter-continental ballistic missiles by India. India has accumulated a stockpile of nuclear weapons which threatens to undermine the strategic balance of power in the region.
Continued unprovoked ceasefire violations by India along the Line of Control and Working boundary is potential threat to regional stability- (8th Feb)
Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa chaired the 199th Corps Commanders' conference in Rawalpindi on Wednesday. The meeting condemned recent terrorist incidents in Afghanistan and expressed solidarity with Afghan people and their security forces.