- Asad Durrani
Asad Durrani Birth name Mohammad Asad Durrani Nickname Fire Fox Born February 7, 1941
Lahore, British Punjab State, British Indian Empire
Allegiance Pakistan Service/branch Pakistan Army Years of service 1959-1993 Rank Lieutenant-General Unit Military Intelligence Corps Commands held Inter-Services Intelligence (DG ISI)
Military Intelligence (DG MI) (
Judge Advocate General Branch
Command and Staff College
National Defence University
350th Military Intelligence Brigade
Battles/wars Indo-Pakistani war of 1965
Bangladesh Liberation War
Indo-Pakistani war of 1971
Soviet war in Afghanistan
Operation Midnight Jackal
Lieutenant General Mohammad Asad Durrani (born 7 February 1941), is a retired 3-star rank general in the Pakistan Army and presently an intelligence commentator. Durrani previously served as the Director-general of the Inter-Services Intelligence and former director-general of the Pakistan Army's Military Intelligence.
Durrani was born in in 1941 in Rawalpindi, Pakistan in an Afghan family. From 1957 to 1959, Durrani attended the Government College, now a University, where he did his degree in Bachelor of Science, and subsequently joined the Pakistan Military Academy, Kakul. In 1960, he was commissioned as Second lieutenant in the Army as a gunner officer. Durrani, as Captain participated in the Indo-Pakistani war of 1965 where he commanded his company. In 1968, he was promoted to Major. Also took part in the 1971 war against India.
Durrani has been on key posts including instructor-ship at the officers academy and later at the Command and Staff College, Quetta, Director General of Military Intelligence, Director General of the powerful Inter-Services Intelligence, Inspector General Training and Evaluation at the General Head Quarters and Commandant at the National Defence College, now a University.
Durrani is a graduate from the General Staff Academy, Germany. He has also been Pakistan's military attaché to Germany from 1980 to 1984. After retiring from the Army, he was Pakistan's ambassador to Germany (1994-970 and Saudi Arabia (2000-02).
Military offices Preceded by
Shamsur Rahman Kallu
Director General of the Inter-Services Intelligence
1990 – 1992
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