Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif has advised Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to show courage and own the deaths of its security personnel during the recent border skirmishes with Pakistan Army.
“The day seven of our soldiers were martyred on the border, we killed at least 11 Indian soldiers,” Express News quoted Gen Raheel as saying during an informal session with journalists at Aiwan-e-Sadr, Islamabad. “We have killed 40-44 of their troops but the Indian army does not own its casualties.”
7 soldiers martyred in India’s deadliest provocation
Seven Pakistani soldiers were killed on Monday when Indian troops violated ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) in the Bhimber Sector of Azad Jammu and Kashmir.
The army chief claimed Modi was fully cognisant of Pakistan’s military competence, and that aggression will not take his country anywhere, the report suggested.
Earlier in the day, Gen Raheel witnessed military exercises Raad ul Barq in Khairpur Tamiwali, Multan along with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
Ex Raad ul Barq:def Min,Finance Min, all services chiefs,CGS, Bwpr Corps Comd, IGT&E and huge gathering of mil offrs present at the occasion pic.twitter.com/N2GBMpGl09— Gen(R) Asim Saleem Bajwa (@AsimBajwaISPR) November 16, 2016