Army chief relays concerns about Indian ceasefire violations to US: report

COAS tells US officials that India’s aggressive position on border is negatively affecting Operation Zarb-e-Azb


Web Desk November 19, 2014

Indian violation of ceasefire along the Line of Control and working boundary is undermining Pakistan’s efforts to eliminate terrorists, Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif has been quoted as saying by an official in Washington.

According to a BBC Urdu report which quotes an anonymous source, the COAS told US officials that India’s aggressive position on the border is negatively affecting Pakistan Army’s efforts, which is fighting militants in North Waziristan.

Merit medal

COAS Raheel Sharif, who is in US on his maiden visit, was conferred with US Legion of Merit Medal for his brave leadership, ISPR Director General Major General Asim Bajwa tweeted on Wednesday.

Accompanied by US army chief, General Raheel also witnessed a guard of honour ceremony and gun salute presented by US soldiers.


Committing to an enduring partnership

The COAS further met Chairperson Joint Chief Staff General Martin Dempsey, Deputy Secretary of Defence Robert Work and Commander US Marines General Joseph Dunford.

The leaders discussed regional security issues and their commitment to an enduring partnership, the Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said in a statement.

"They also emphasized the importance of sustained and substantive dialogue as we continue to develop the bilateral military-to-military relationship," he added.

This was Sharif's first official visit to the United States since becoming the Chief of Army staff in November 2013, Kirby said.

Regional security, Afghanistan and military to military relationship were also discussed during the meeting.

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Hamid | 5 years ago | Reply | Recommend

All is good. When Pakistan establishment visits America. Americans will visit India. Even Obama will visit India 2nd time in his presidentship, while he has not visited Pakistan at-least once. They will sign agreements and increase co-operation.

Hedgefunder | 5 years ago | Reply | Recommend

@xenia: Rest assure Kashmir was a beautiful place where tourism flourish and locals were making good money till early 90's , then all those cockroaches you trained and were left redundant, after Russian withdrawal from Afghanistan were redeployed towards Kashmir, hence the current scenario ! I use to visit Kashmir on vacations in 70's and have some beautiful memories of the hospitality of the locals and enjoyed staying houseboats on Dal lake. Sadly that is not the case today, due to both parties playing cat and mouse games. At present you should be more concerned about the internal crises taking place in your own country, sadly these too are self created by yourselves, deal with that first than worry about Kashmir.

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