Indian tyranny at its peak in held-Kashmir: Gen Raheel

Published: October 6, 2016
Express News screen grab of Army chief General Raheel Sharif addressing the passing out cadets of Pakistan Air Force (PAF) in Risalpur on October 6, 2016.

Express News screen grab of Army chief General Raheel Sharif addressing the passing out cadets of Pakistan Air Force (PAF) in Risalpur on October 6, 2016.

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.

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“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.

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“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.

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Reader Comments (19)

  • Indian troll
    Oct 6, 2016 - 10:51AM

    What about loosing last 4 wars? While don’t remind me 1000 years of slavery Recommend

  • ghazal- india
    Oct 6, 2016 - 11:10AM

    after iftikar chaudhary , another crusader jumps to politician wagaonRecommend

  • arya Kshatriya
    Oct 6, 2016 - 11:25AM

    General sharif,may good sense prevail on you.I sincerely hope you will stop misguiding naive youths.Recommend

  • Arijit Sharma
    Oct 6, 2016 - 11:30AM

    I wish that the General not pick a fight with India and sully his “legacy”.Recommend

  • abhi
    Oct 6, 2016 - 11:49AM

    I wonder what is the Rahil Sharif’s role here? As a COAS he should limit himself to army and not indulge in other topics.Recommend

  • Gp65
    Oct 6, 2016 - 12:51PM

    @Arijit Sharma: the legacy of General Sharif’s foreign policy is
    – an alienated US who denied subsidy for F16 and witheld $300 million of CSF
    – an alienated Afghanistan who said it would deny Pakistan overland transit for trade with central asia if Pakistan continued to deny overland transit to Afghanistan for trade with India.
    – An alienated India which succesfully campaigned to ensure all SAARC countries (with exception of Nepal who is currently chairman) pulled out of SAARC summit in Islamad
    – Widespread condemnation of Uri attacks globally and unwillingness of UNSC to discuss Tensions between India and Pakistan despite concerted efforts by Pakistan to drag UN in what India considers a bilateral issue

    It is for Pakistanis to judge how effective this legacy is.Recommend

  • Disgusting
    Oct 6, 2016 - 2:08PM

    It is unfortunate but true that couple of English Dailies look more like Indian than even close to Pakistan. Their reporting is extrenely anti Pakistan and their comments section is dominated by indians with expected slurs. Why is PEMRA permitting this? Is this the official policy from PM House?Recommend

  • Hakim Afghani
    Oct 6, 2016 - 2:21PM

    I believe every Pakistani is aware that Pakistan is isolated because of non-state actors (Taliban, Haqqani and many others) which means Pakistans foreign policy is going into wrong direction… If Pakistan fix trade relation with Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Bhutan then i am sure Pakistani citizens will live much better life than UAE citizens or many other rich countries… The main problem is, Pakistan still thinks their 1980s foreign policy works which is a big mistake.

    World is changed and Pakistan must change himself also else it will be just another North Korea within few years living with his Nucleaar weapons and nothing more…Recommend

  • farhan
    Oct 6, 2016 - 2:57PM

    and pakistan was busy with peace gestures and trade pack with the enemy country..pathetic policiesRecommend

  • farhan
    Oct 6, 2016 - 3:19PM

    India is shutting down Pakistan waters, when the civilian government is going to make dams like Kalabagh ones…Recommend

  • Iqbal
    Oct 6, 2016 - 3:56PM

    Has the General considered that the World considers him to be totally incompetent?
    My advise to him is to do a simple google to see how the Indian army compares to his.Recommend

  • saleem
    Oct 6, 2016 - 5:13PM

    Lol … Such a firepower by Indian trolls. You guys have smarten up and now using Muslim nick names. Seems like your office issued new policy to make higher impact as ‘surgical strike’ did not strike the right note . Today for first time , these troll comments made my day , shows the depairness at thy end.Recommend

  • auginpk
    Oct 6, 2016 - 5:55PM


    Nicely summed up.Recommend

  • Hasan
    Oct 6, 2016 - 6:34PM

    Right on, Saleem!
    I suppose one can only please ones big ego with such childish antics.Recommend

  • cuban
    Oct 6, 2016 - 10:58PM

    @saleem: Never have understood the mentality that implies that anyone who says something negative about Pakistan military or anything that happens to be popular in Pakistan is an Indian – what’s up with that? Further – if someone says something that you disagree with why not refute the dispute with facts rather than resort to nationalistic nonsense?Recommend

  • wb
    Oct 7, 2016 - 10:24AM


    Partha, do you think we should call Pakistan’s bluff and unilaterally scrap Indus treaty? As a seasoned diplomat, what are your thoughts on this?Recommend

  • Lakhkar Khan
    Oct 7, 2016 - 8:21PM


    What is your real name? Recommend

  • Haji Atiya
    Oct 8, 2016 - 10:05AM

    @Disgusting: These so-called English dailies, at least one of them, probably have an understanding with that ‘Chosen People’ daily whom they boast a close association with to rigorously self-censure any comment perceived as being both anti-Idol worshipping or anti-‘Chosen People’, if they want to be entitled to make that claim of close cooperation everyday. Disgraceful ain’t it !Recommend

  • Haji Atiya
    Oct 8, 2016 - 10:10AM

    A ‘seasoned diplomat’ who loses his temper too quickly…?!Recommend

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