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Retreating on home turf: Pakistan Army is staring at defeat

When the Pakistani army goes to the media complaining about a politician it fears and talks about being maligned and defamed, you know that its politics has taken a historic turn


Illustration: Ajay Mohanty

Shekhar Gupta
Since its founding, Pakistan’s mighty army has built a consistent record of launching wars on India and losing. It is a record of unblemished consistency. There is, however, another battlefield where it has an equally consistent record of winning. Which is where it is staring at defeat. We will elaborate on this in just a bit.

On fighting and losing wars with India, there will obviously be some nitpicking. The tough fact is, after so many wars, this army has lost almost half of Pakistan (Bangladesh), destroyed its polity, institutions, economy, entrepreneurship, and driven out its talent. Finally, it has even
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First Published: Oct 29 2022 | 9:30 AM IST

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