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Rana Banerji

Rana Banerji headed the Pakistan desk at the Research and Analysis Wing, India's external intelligence agency. You can e-mail the author at rbanerji49@gmail.com

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When will the ISI get a new boss?

When will the ISI get a new boss?

Rediff.com5 Apr 2021

There were reports of lobbying within the Pakistan army for the ISI DG's post, which falls vacant in June, reveals Rana Banerji, who headed the Pakistan desk at the Research and Analysis Wing, India's external intelligence agency.

LoC ceasefire looks fragile

LoC ceasefire looks fragile

Rediff.com1 Mar 2021

It would be realistic to see India's position on the DGMOs joint statement more as 'engagement, different from dialogue', where our subsequent options could be decided depending on the realities of the situation on the ground, notes Rana Banerji, who headed the Pakistan desk at the Research and Analysis Wing, India's external intelligence agency.

Pakistan tries to cement ties with Saudi Arabia

Pakistan tries to cement ties with Saudi Arabia

Rediff.com21 Jan 2021

India should remember that Pakistan-Saudi Arabia relations will remain special due, not least, to bonds of all Muslims with The Holy Land. They would also be strategic enough, irrespective of whether the ambassador is a military man or a career civilian appointee., notes Rana Banerji, who headed the Pakistan desk at the Research and Analysis Wing, India's external intelligence agency.

A big reshuffle of Pakistan's generals

A big reshuffle of Pakistan's generals

Rediff.com26 Nov 2020

Keeping trusted men in key positions at Lahore, Rawalpindi and Peshawar has become vital for Bajwa, notes Rana Banerji, who headed the Pakistan desk at the Research and Analysis Wing, India's external intelligence agency.

Pakistan army chief promotes 6 generals

Pakistan army chief promotes 6 generals

Rediff.com25 Nov 2020

How Pakistan army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa deals with the ensuing reshuffle of lieutenant generals would be interesting to watch, notes Rana Banerji, who headed the Pakistan desk at the Research and Analysis Wing, India's external intelligence agency.

A former ISI chief's SENSATIONAL story

A former ISI chief's SENSATIONAL story

Rediff.com16 Nov 2020

General Asad Durrani's disclosures could leave considerable egg on the face of those currently wielding the stick in Pakistan, notes Rana Banerji, who headed the Pakistan desk at the Research and Analysis Wing, India's external intelligence agency.

What is going on in Pakistan?

What is going on in Pakistan?

Rediff.com21 Oct 2020

His ministers's conduct may lead to a distancing between the army leadership and Prime Minister Imran Khan reveals Rana Banerji, who headed the Pakistan desk at the Research and Analysis Wing, India's external intelligence agency.

Which way is Pakistan headed?

Which way is Pakistan headed?

Rediff.com12 Oct 2020

With the maulana fully committed and PML (N) cadres prepared to court arrest, this would be the first time where both Punjabis and Pakhtuns would be standing up against the Pakistan army, notes Rana Banerji, who headed the Pakistan desk at the Research and Analysis Wing, India's external intelligence agency.

Why a Pakistan colonel was kidnapped

Why a Pakistan colonel was kidnapped

Rediff.com28 Aug 2020

A retired Pakistan army officer incurs army chief General Bajwa's wrath, reveals Rana Banerji, who headed the Pakistan desk at the Research and Analysis Wing, India's external intelligence agency.

What Pakistan plans to do with a new political map

What Pakistan plans to do with a new political map

Rediff.com8 Aug 2020

India cannot afford to be complacent about a possible Pakistan resort to military options across the LoC, warns Rana Banerji, who headed the Pakistan desk at the Research and Analysis Wing, India's external intelligence agency.

Pak army PRO shift: Bajwa back in charge

Pak army PRO shift: Bajwa back in charge

Rediff.com17 Jan 2020

Major General Asif Ghafoor's transfer indicates General Qamar Bajwa is well in control once more, pushing behind the discontent among the peer group of senior generals over extension of his tenure, says Rana Banerji, who headed the Pakistan desk at the Research and Analysis Wing, India's external intelligence agency.

Discontent simmers in Pakistan army

Discontent simmers in Pakistan army

Rediff.com25 Dec 2019

Senior general refuses to retire, reveals Rana Banerji, who headed the Pakistan desk at the Research and Ananlysis Wing, India's external intelligence agency.

End of the road for Pak army chief?

End of the road for Pak army chief?

Rediff.com29 Nov 2019

'A six month extension, if not extended further, would make General Bajwa a lame duck chief, altering the balance of his equations with the senior peer group of lieutenant generals,' says Rana Banerji, who headed the Pakistan desk at the Research and Analysis Wing, India's external intelligence agency.

The man who could succeed Pak army chief

The man who could succeed Pak army chief

Rediff.com26 Nov 2019

Lieutenant General Sahir Shamshad Mirza is the Pakistan army's new chief of general staff, notes Rana Banerji, who headed the Pakistan desk at the Research and Analysis Wing, India's external intelligence agency.

Pakistan hangs brigadier for spying

Pakistan hangs brigadier for spying

Rediff.com25 Nov 2019

It is unlikely Brigadier Raja Rizwan was working for RA&W, notes Rana Banerji, who headed the Pakistan desk at the Research and Analysis Wing, India's external intelligence agency.

Resentment over Pak army chief's extension

Resentment over Pak army chief's extension

Rediff.com22 Nov 2019

As many as 17 three star generals will retire before General Bajwa hangs his boots, says Rana Banerji, who headed the Pakistan desk at the Research and Analysis Wing, India's external intelligence agency.

Pak army chief promotes four major generals

Pak army chief promotes four major generals

Rediff.com12 Sep 2019

These promotions will allow General Bajwa to shuffle the deck on the top, but this is likely to be a limited reshuffle, points out Rana Banerji, who headed the Pakistan desk at the Research and Analysis Wing, India's external intelligence agency.

What Pak army chief's 3-year extension means for Kashmir

What Pak army chief's 3-year extension means for Kashmir

Rediff.com20 Aug 2019

'With the extension issue settled clearly in his favour, Gen Bajwa would be free to fashion a more hardline policy against India. 'We could, therefore, expect a raising of the ante in Kashmir,' says Rana Banerji.

Pakistan appoints new ISI chief

Pakistan appoints new ISI chief

Rediff.com17 Jun 2019

Lieutenant General Faiz Hamid will take to his new command as duck to water, notes Rana Banerji, who headed the Pakistan desk at the Research and Analysis Wing, India's external intelligence agency.

Why is Pak army chief delaying appointments?

Why is Pak army chief delaying appointments?

Rediff.com20 Apr 2019

'Given the past practice in the Pakistan army, this delay is most unusual,' notes Rana Banerji, who headed the Pakistan desk at the Research and Analysis Wing, India's external intelligence agency.

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