Bajwa had served on a UN assignment under Gen (retd) Bikram Singh.
Singh described Lt Gen Bajwa as a “thorough professional” who gave an “outstanding performance” under him in Congo.
He said India should wait and watch and be “careful”.
General Qamar Javed Bajwa will become the 16th Chief of Army Staff of the Pakistan Army on November 29 and is not expected to modify Pak Army’s decades-old strategy of bleeding the Indian Army to death through a thousand cuts in Kashmir.
The new Pakistan Army Chief Lt Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa thejapantimes
Gen. Bajwa was once Chief of Staff (as a Brigadier General) of the important Pakistan Army X Corps. He returned as X Corps Commander from 2013 to 2015 and is, therefore, very familiar with Pakistan’s policy towards India.
X Corps is one of two military brigades seeing combat against India in Kashmir.
Gen. Bajwa has extensive experience with the complexities, the nature of operations and terrain along the Line of Control (LoC) separating areas of Kashmir separately administered by India and Pakistan.