Pakistan lost two brigades in war on terror

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  1. Neil

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    ISLAMABAD: In the ongoing war on terrorism the armed forces have so far lost the equivalent of two full brigades. Among those killed were one three-star and a couple of two-star generals.

    Briefing defence committees of the two houses of parliament at General Headquarters on Tuesday (partly reported in Dawn on Wednesday), Director-General of Military Operations Maj-Gen Ashfaq Nadeem said that 3,097 personnel had been killed and 721 others permanently disabled.

    The total number of Pakistanis killed in the conflict has gone up to 40,309. Maj-Gen Nadeem said the Inter-Services Intelligence alone had lost 63 personnel in various incidents, including attacks on its major stations.

    Since 2007, he said, more than 140,000 armed forces personnel had been deployed along the Afghan border.

    During the briefing, Chief of Army Staff Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani rejected a perception that defence spending consumed a major portion of expenditures allocated in the budget. He also denied that defence spending had been increasing over the years.

    Gen Kayani said that in 2001 defence spending was 4.6 per cent of the Gross Domestic Product. But it had now declined to only 2.4 per cent of the GDP.

    A parliamentarian who attended the briefing quoted the army chief as saying that about 50 per cent of the budget expenditures went to debt servicing and the Public Sector Development Programme. In contrast, only about 18 per cent of the total outlay was allocated to defence.

    Gen Kayani said that up to 75 per cent of what was allocated to the defence services was spent on salary and rations of the personnel and just 25 per cent on “everything else”. According to him, Pakistan spends on three soldiers what India spends on only one soldier.

    Organisations like the Army Welfare Trust and Fauji Foundation contributed billions of rupees to the national exchequer every year in the form of taxes, Gen Kayani said.

    When asked why did his old friend and former US military chief Admiral Mike Mullen “stab him in the back” by levelling some serious allegations against Pakistan Army, he said: “Friendship does not matter in such issues.

    “(Mike) Mullen did what he thought was in the interest of the United States and I will do what I think is in Pakistan’s interest.”

    He said that before the attack on the GHQ in October 2009, there was an intelligence report about a possible assault there.

    “Fifteen terrorists were living in a house but the neighbours did not bother to inform the relevant quarters about what was going on.”

    Gen Kayani said public cooperation was required to effectively combat terrorism.


    Pakistan lost two brigades in war on terror | Newspaper | DAWN.COM
     
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    They may have lost 2 full brigades but they've been paid back many times over by the usa ,so why complain about it. They had a golden opportunity post 9/11,but squandered it. They should have asked for money which should have been spent on the the economy instead it went on the army...
     
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    The Major General was killed in a chopper crash due to tech fault and not to any bullet from the Taliban.

    BBC NEWS | South Asia | General killed in Pakistan crash

    Interesting extract from this
     
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    The other was a targetfed in Pindi

    m.guardian.co.uk

    That was the time when the threat if Taliban overrunning Pakistan looked imminent.
     
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    The 63 ISI "personnel" killed - IMHO, they were killed by American forces while aiding the Taliban - not the other way round.
     
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    must be those two brigades converted into terrorists, to fool USA.
    Pakistan is playing both sides, does anyone seriously believe that they lost that many men, it is just PR for getting more funds and weapons, specially when everyone is saying real enemy is PA.
     
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    Statistics:
    • Total number of Pakistanis killed as per this report: 40,309
    • Total number of Mujahideen killed during the Soviet-Mujahideen War: 1,000,000
    • Total number of Mujahideen killed during the Kashmir insurgency: 20,000
    • Total number of Soviet Troops killed during the Soviet-Mujahideen War: 14,453
    • Total number of Afghan Government Troops (Soviet Allies) killed during the Soviet-Mujahideen War: 18,000
    • Total number of Indian security personnel killed (non-Army) during the Kashmir insurgency: 7,000
    Looks like Pakistan made a big mistake by trying to needle the Soviets, Afghans and Indians. Greens are the good guys and reds are the bad guys.
     
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    Only two brigades? So only 2 brigadiers out of the 500,000 man Pak Army are without a job now? Sheesh. And here I thought that Pak had made "tremendoos" sacrifices in the WoT. :rolleyes:
     
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    Two brigades lost and nothing to show for it , Pakistani history repeats itself.
     
  12. agentperry

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    these two brigades dont fascinate me, what fascinate me is the 90 top generals and major-brigadier who died in this WoT. headless PA.
     

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