IN Munich on Friday night, well after the last speaker had finished, and the Mayor of Munichs reception was winding to its end, a posh sedan pulled up in front of the Hotel Bayerischer Hof. A young Pakistan Army officer in full military attire jumped out of the front seat and rushed to open the rear door. From the car emerged the most unusual guest at this years Munich Security Conference: Pakistan Army Chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani. Kayani straightened his civilian suit, adjusted his classic long British hat, apparently to avoid reporters, and walked swiftly through the door into the conferences restricted area. Ah, there comes Kayani, remarked a young American diplomat as Pakistans most powerful man strode by. This is Kayanis first appearance at this prestigious annual conference, which US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and US National Security Adviser Thomas Donilon are also attending, reported Indian Express. Had he arrived some 20 minutes earlier, Kayani would have undoubtedly run into Indias National Security Adviser Shivshankar Menon, who had by then left the reception for, perhaps, a dinner meeting elsewhere. But over the weekend, the two will have ample opportunity to more than just run into each other. This would be the first time that India would make high-level contact with the Pakistan Army Chief, but no approach had been made yet. Kayani attended the first session of the day and then went into a closed-door meeting with Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai and British Prime Minister David Cameron. Emerging from the meeting, Karzai said, The future of Afghanistan looks good, and we have a great relationship with Pakistan. Kayani, however, maintained a studied silence. When confronted before the meeting, he had shown warmth and charm, shaking hands, but declined to comment on anything. No, no, I have a bilateral to attend. As Pakistan Army Chiefs go, Kayani is different. He surprised his support staff by not walking out of the meeting along with Karzai and Cameron; they rushed in to find that the General had stepped out of a side door into a small open space for fresh air with one of his aides. He then had his ADC take him out through the hotel staff offices even as other delegation members waited at the regular exit. Kayani kept moving in and out of the conference for meetings, all of which seemed Af-Pak related. But the script, some Pakistani officials here explained, was supposed to be different.