Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif on Sunday visited the Haji Pir sector of the Line of Control (LoC) and interacted with troops deployed there, the ISPR said in a statement released on Sunday.
The army chief expressed his complete satisfaction over high state of morale, operational preparedness and vigil being maintained by Pakistan Army personnel along the LoC, the military’s media wing said.
General Raheel was also given a detailed briefing by the local formation commander on operational preparedness of the units and formation of the troops, the communiqué added. Earlier on arrival, the COAS was received by Corps Commander Lt-Gen Malik Zafar Iqbal.
Army chief praises operational preparedness of forces on Working Boundary
The army chief’s visit came just two days after he lauded the high state of morale, operational preparedness and vigil being maintained by troops along the Working Boundary and international border during his visit to headquarters of Punjab Rangers on Friday.
Earlier on Thursday, General Raheel said any aggression from the enemy would not go unpunished as the nation’s armed forces were prepared to respond to an entire spectrum of threats.
Pakistan and India have been involved in a tense situation on the Line of Control with the former saying it had been responding befittingly to the unprovoked aggression. On September 29, Indian military said it carried out ‘surgical strikes’ across the LoC, a claim Pakistan denied and said that two of its soldiers had been killed as the former opened fire on the border.
On September 18, 18 Indian troops were killed in an attack on a military base in Uri of disputed Kashmir, heightening tensions between the two arch-rival nations.
Tensions were already rising between the nuclear armed countries since the July 8 killing of Kashmiri commander Burhan Wani, leading to deaths of over 100 protesters at the hands of Indian forces.
Courtesy ” Express Tribune