General Bajwa’s 45 years of service to the defense of Pakistan
General Qamar Javed Bajwa is the outgoing Chief of Army Staff of Pakistan Army, General Qamar Javed Bajwa is going to retire after completing his tenure in 9 days.
The four-star general served 45 years of his life in the Pakistan Army for the country, out of which 6 years were spent as the Chief of the Armed Forces.
General Bajwa studied military strategy at the Canadian Army Command and Staff College, the United States Naval Postgraduate School as well as the National Defense University Islamabad. General Bajwa joined the highly decorated Baloch Regiment in 1980.
As a Major, General Bajwa also served in the 5th Northern Light Infantry Battalion in Azad Kashmir, Pakistan.
As a lieutenant colonel, General Bajwa served as a staff officer in the X Corps stationed in Rawalpindi. After being promoted to the rank of one-star brigadier, you served as Chief of Staff (COS) in X Corps. In 2003, General Bajwa also commanded the Pakistan Armed Forces Africa Command attached to the peacekeeping mission MONUSCO in Congo as a Brigadier.After being promoted to the rank of two-star Major General in May 2009, Major General Bajwa commanded the Force Command Northern Areas Division. Took over as its General Officer (Commanding), stationed in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
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In August 2011, he was invited as an instructor at the School of Infantry and Tactics, Quetta, and later taught staff officer courses at the Command and Staff College, Quetta and the National Defense University, Islamabad. On 14 August 2013, he was promoted to the rank of three-star lieutenant general and field commander of X Corps in Rawalpindi.
Appointed as (Corps Commander).
In 2014, General Qamar Javed Bajwa was appointed Colonel Commandant of Baloch Regiment. On 22 September 2015, Lt Gen Bajwa was posted at General Headquarters (GHQ) when he was posted as Inspector General of Training and Evaluation (IGT&E). There he was the Principal Staff Officer of the then Army Chief General Raheel Sharif. Under the leadership of General Bajwa, the nationwide counter-terrorism operations Radal-Fasaad and Khyber 4 were launched in February 2017 and July 2017 respectively. After six years as the Commander of the Pakistan Army, the decisions taken by General Bajwa during They will have lasting effects not only on the military, but on the country’s national security and, of course, on the country as a whole. During General Bajwa’s tenure, the military’s defense budget was not increased, but reduced in terms of GDP during the COVID-19 pandemic, with the military releasing Rs 100 billion this year to support the pandemic response. .
Pakistan Army also contributed 28 billion as direct tax to the government exchequer in the financial year 2020/21. During General Bajwa’s tenure, the Army Foundation and the Army Welfare Trust grew to 73 percent of their income, spending on martyrs, war-wounded soldiers, disabled soldiers and retired soldiers.
In 2021, Fuji Foundation’s donations to various philanthropic activities reached nearly one billion rupees. During General Bajwa’s tenure, the Army Foundation paid over one trillion rupees in taxes and levies to the government. In 2019, General Bajwa adopted the best strategy against terrorism by India, Afghanistan and Iran, along with the successful evacuation of foreign nationals from Afghanistan, along with hostilities with India and in 2021, General Bajwa with Afghanistan and Iran. He also presided over the complete fencing of Pakistan’s western land border. General Bajwa will retire from the post of Army Chief after 9 days. General Bajwa has had an illustrious and exemplary military career spanning over 44 years and during his tenure as COAS has dealt with multiple changing geopolitical realities and tensions and guided the Pakistan Army through multiple tactical and strategic challenges with brilliant strategy. Now, as the Prime Minister’s Office begins the process for a new leader for the Pakistan Army, the Army enters a new era.
Towards the end of his tenure, the prevailing socio-political conditions and tensions pressured some large sections of Pakistani society to be unduly critical of the military leadership, particularly General Bajwa, but the general refrained from interfering in political affairs. emphasized on his decision to be apolitical and the Pakistan Army was kept as apolitical as possible. Alhamdulillah this tension is over now. General Bajwa presided over the end of the highly successful counter-terrorism operation Zarb-e-Azb and was the mastermind of the nationwide operation Radal al-Fasaad, which was pivotal in Pakistan’s counter-terrorism success story. It was a character.
General Bajwa also chaired the state management of Pakistan’s FATF Gray List Response and the national-level COVID-19 coordination campaign. acknowledge and appreciate the generous support of Alhamdulillah, due to these policies, today we are stronger militarily than before.
General Bajwa’s 45 years of service