RAWALPINDI, Pakistan: The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has directed that unprovoked Indian cease fire violations be responded effectively.
During his visit on Line of Control (LOC) at Mattewala, Munaawar Sector on Tuesday, the COAS appreciated operational readiness of the troops, and said that Pakistan army soldiers are known for their professional competence, motivation and selfless devotion for defence of our motherland and are backbone of Pakistan army.
The COAS said that Indian cease fire violations have a design. He said that on one side it is an effort to divert world’s attention from her atrocities against innocent Kashmiris while on the other, it is an attempt to dilute our response against terrorism and militancy.
The Army Chief said that the targeting of civilians along the LoC is deliberate and highly reprehensible.
“We are fully aware of Indian design and her support to terrorism in Pakistan and the region,” the COAS said according to a press release issued by the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR).
The COAS said that Indian spy Kulbhushan Yadev is one such evidence of these efforts and his case will be taken to the logical conclusion.
Moreover, the COAS said that Pakistan army will do its duty to protect people of Pakistan and Azad Kashmir against all forms of Indian aggression.
“We will continue our solidarity with people of Indian Occupied Kashmir who are struggling for their right of self-determination,” he said.
Earlier on arrival at the LoC, the COAS was received by Commander Rawalpindi Corps Lt General Nadeem Raza. The General Officer Commanding (GOC) briefed the COAS about operational situation.