Army chief General Raheel Sharif said on Thursday that Indian tyranny in held-Kashmir had reached its peak.
He made the remarks while addressing passing out PAF cadets at Risalpur. He called on the world to take notice of the situation.
“India is distorting facts to hide its atrocities in Kashmir which have crossed all limits,” General Raheel said. The Army chief also made it clear that any aggression from the enemy would not go unpunished as the nation’s armed forces were prepared to respond to an entire spectrum of threats.
“Any aggression, a deliberate intent or even a strategic miscalculation [against Pakistan] will not go unpunished and will meet a befitting response,” he remarked.
“We are highly relentless in defending our motherland against an entire spectrum of threats from the enemy distressed by our prosperity and successes.” the COAS said.
General Raheel reiterated that Pakistan was a peaceful country and remained committed to friendly relations with other countries on the principles of equality and mutual respect.
“Internally, Operation Zarb-e-Azb had successfully turned the tide against terrorism,” he said. The Army chief added that the nation needed to consolidate the gains, which was the only way forward.
“We are engaged in eliminating the terrorism infrastructure from our soil and foil nefarious designs of our enemies,” he said.
The Army chief observed that the smartly turned out PAF cadets were a reflection of their professional commitment and dedication. “Operation High Mark shows the PAF’s preparedness for war, optimising available resources and effectively executing them,” he remarked.
Army chief witnesses Pak-Russian joint exercise ‘Druzbah’
Meanwhile, the COAS visited the field area where Pakistan-Russia joint exercises named “Druzbah” are being carried out.
According to the ISPR, Gen Raheel lauded the professionalism and dedication of both the armies and met the participating troops.
He said such joint military exercises will provide an excellent opportunity to participating troops to learn from each other’s experience in counter-terrorism domain.