Pakistan Army is fully prepared to give a befitting response to any misadventure from across the border, the army chief has said.
"India is trying to divert world's attention from its atrocities against innocent Kashmiris," the media's military wing quoted General Qamar Javed Bajwa as saying during his visit to the Lahore Garrison on Friday.
The restive Himalayan region suffered a rise in violence last year after the killing in July of a popular young rebel leader in a gun battle with soldiers.
According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the COAS was briefed in detail about operational preparedness and other matters at Corps Headquarters and Headquarters Pakistan Rangers Punjab.
Gen Bajwa expressed his satisfaction on operational readiness, and appreciated Pakistan Rangers' response to the continuing ceasefire violations along the Working Boundary by Indian troops.
COAS says Army has always lived up to nation’s expectations
Addressing the officers and troops of Lahore Garrison, Gen Bajwa highlighted challenges of the prevailing security environment for the army.
He said Pakistan Army and Rangers played an important role for reduction in internal security threats as well as effective response along the Working Boundary.