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.
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.