Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Wednesday said a well-equipped, trained and motivated army having unwavering support of its people could surmount any challenge.
He, while addressing the National Defence University’s (NDU) participants of the National Security and War Course (NSWC) -- 21, emphasised that the forces that wished to undermine the unbreakable bond between armed forces and the nation were bound to fail, according to an ISPR news release.
The army chief dilated upon the evolving strategic and regional environment.
“Pakistan stands for peace within and all around, as it looks forward to acting as a bridge between regions,” the COAS said.
Expounding on Pakistan’s support to the Afghan peace process, he said spoilers of peace in Afghanistan risk regional instability.
Expressing resolute support to the people of Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the COAS stressed upon a peaceful and durable solution of the Kashmir issue in line with the relevant United Nations resolutions and aspirations of the Kashmiri people.
Sharing his vision of Pakistan Army, he underscored the need for continuous evaluation of existing doctrine and corresponding strategy to effectively deal with the evolving threats in various domains.
He termed professionalism, competence and devotion to duty as hallmark of Pakistan Army and emphasised on realistic and futuristic training for maintaining perpetual operational readiness.
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“Force modernisation and induction of advanced technologies are imperative for maintaining qualitative edge over adversary,” he remarked.
Congratulating the participants on successful completion of their course, the COAS advised them to stay focused on attaining professional excellence while remaining abreast with revolutionary advancements in warfare which are redefining national security. Earlier on arrival, the COAS was received by NDU President Lieutenant General Muhammad Saeed.
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