The date and time of this lecture has now changed: the event will be taking place 15 Janaury 2015 from 1100-1200 at RUSI.
A lecture by Major General Asim Bajwa, Director General Inter Services Public Relations Directorate of the Pakistan Army, reviewing Pakistan's military operations against terror and miltancy.
The massacre at an army school in Peshawar last December focused international attention on Pakistan’s problem with domestic extremism. Targeting the children of serving army officers, the Tehrik e Taliban Pakistan’s (TTP) strike was the latest in a long string of attacks against the state. In order to counter this problem, the Pakistani government has undertaken military operations like Zarb e Arb, as well as sought ways to potentially open up discussions with certain factions.
All of this comes as the western drawdown in Afghanistan casts questions on the security situation there, and the potential overspill into Pakistan. In his presentation, Major General Bajwa will offer some insights on Pakistan’s current fight against the TTP, as well as examining the implications of Afghnistan's current security landscape and how it will impact upon Pakistani military operations.
Major General Asim Saleem Bajwa HI (M), T Bt
Major General Asim Bajwa graduated from the Pakistan Military Academy in 1984, and was commissioned in an Infantry Regiment. He has studied in Quetta, Islamabad and the UK. He also holds a Masters degrees in Defense Studies from Kings College London and in War Studies from the National Defense University, Islamabad.
During his military service, he has held various command, staff and instructional appointments, which include command of an Anti-Tank Battalion and an Independent Infantry Brigade Group. He has been Brigade Major of an Infantry Brigade and Chief of Staff of a Strike Corps. He has also been on the faculty of PMA Kakul, and has served as Deputy Military Secretary to the President of Pakistan.
Major General Bajwa took over as Director General Inter Services Public Relations Directorate and Chief Spokesperson Pakistan Armed Forces in June 2012.
The event will take place at RUSI, 61 Whitehall, 1100-1200 on 15 January 2015. To register for the event please click on the book now button above.