Sunday, August 16, 2015

Former Pakistan ISI chief and Afghan War expert General Hamid Gul dies

Pakistan's former ISI chief Lieutenant General Hamid Gul (R) died of brain haemorrhage Saturday. He was DG ISI from 1987-1989.

The general was instrumental in training the Afghan mujahideen at the behest of USA in the 80s and his strategy made the then USSR retreat from its long Afghan occupation.

General Gul was one of the most outspoken military leaders of his generation in Pakistan, Gen Gul was known for his hardline Islamist views against the US and India.

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