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Who is new DG ISI Lieutenant Gen Nadeem Ahmed Anjum?

Lieutenant Gen Nadeem Ahmed Anjum

Lieutenant General Nadeem Ahmed Anjum has been appointed as the new director-general of Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), the military’s media affairs wing announced on Wednesday.

Lt Gen Nadeem is commissioned in a light anti-tank battalion of the Punjab Regiment and has diverse experience in command, staff and instructional assignments.

He is a graduate of the Combined Arms Centre UK, Staff College Quetta, Advance Staff Course UK, NDU Islamabad, APCSS USA and Royal College of Defense Studies UK.

The officer also holds a Masters degree from Kings College London and NDU Islamabad. The new head of ISI has substantial experience of command in conventional and sub-conventional threat environments, and has held command postings on both the western and eastern borders (Line of Control) and has served for a significant period in Balochistan.

Lt Gen Nadeem has commanded an infantry brigade in South Waziristan and an infantry brigade in Kurram Agency and Hangu during Operation Zarb-e-Azab.

During the follow on Operation Raddul Fasad, Lt Gen Nadeem was IGFC Balochistan.

Previously Lt Gen Anjum was the commander of Karachi Corps. He was promoted to the rank of lieutenant general in September 2019.

Hailing from the Pakistan Military Academy’s 78th Long Course and the Punjab Regiment, Lt Gen Anjum has also served as the commandant of the Command and Staff College, Quetta.