RAWALPINDI, Pakistan: The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif has said that the Pakistan Army is fully prepared to deter and defeat any form of aggression across the entire spectrum of threat, according to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).
In a statement, the ISPR said that the army chief made these remarks when he visited Tilla Ranges near Jhelum on Wednesday and witnessed culmination of large scale maneuver exercises by formations of Central Command in near real environments.
The ISPR said that the COAS appreciated the professional skills and motivation of troops involved in the exercises.
“Pakistan Army is fully prepared to deter and defeat any form of aggression across the entire spectrum of threat,” the army chief said while talking to the troops.
The COAS emphasized that the whole nation was firmly standing alongside its armed forces to root out menace of terrorism from across the country and we will not stop short of accomplishing our mission, irrespective of the cost.
The army chief exhorted troops to fully focus on training and professional pursuits as the strenuous training and highest standard of preparedness in peacetime were the only guarantors of peace.
Earlier on arrival at exercise area, the COAS was received by Lt General Mian Muhammad Hilal hussain, Commander Central Command.