Two top brass Pak military meetings discuss overall security, LoC situation

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Nation special report

ISLAMABAD: In a span of just 24 hours, two top brass military meetings were held here for extra-ordinary consultations at the ISI headquarter then at GHQ in Rawalpindi on Tuesday and Wednesday respectively and the participants were briefed on national and regional security situation.

Both India focused meetings were aimed to review the preparedness of all three armed forces and an opportunity was given to all participants to express their views and reservations if they want. The conference expressed satisfaction on continued reduction in incidents of violence across the country, gradual positive effects of ongoing Afghan Peace Process along the Western Border and resolved to keep supporting the normalization process through national institutions.

While discussing the prevailing tense situation at LoC, the forum resolved to continue “thwarting Indian designs and expose Indian targeting of innocent civilians in Kashmir and open support to terrorist outfits”, an ISPR statement outlined the deliberations of the meeting lasted several hours.

ISLAMABAD: Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee Gen Nadeem Raza, Chief of the Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mehmood Abbasi and Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan attending the meeting at the ISI headquarters on Tuesday.

Forum also discussed Army’s ongoing support to government against COVID-19, locust threat, polio campaign and ways to improve the same, within available resources. It was underlined that COVID-19 can only be fought as a ‘whole of nation approach’ wherein every individual will have to play a role to ensure success through observing basic procedures and discipline.  

DG-ISPR Maj Gen Babar Iftikhar told the media that the forum was briefed on [the] national and regional security situation. He said; “Noting the Indian aggression, the forum resolved to continue thwarting Indian designs and expose Indian targeting of innocent civilians in Kashmir and open support to terrorist outfits.”

The sources commented that in span of 24 hours, two top military meetings were a clear strategic message to India that Pakistan armed forces are absolutely ready to meet any eventuality and to give a befitting response to any adventurism. The forum also reviewed the various efforts of the civilian government on national and international platforms to highlight the Kashmir issue and Indian ‘designs’. It was agreed and emphasised that these efforts should be geared up further and close contacts with friendly countries should be enhanced.

On Tuesday, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) General Nadeem Raza, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Naval Staff (CNS) Admiral Zafar Mehmood Abbasi and Chief of Air Staff (CAS) Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan visited the headquarters of Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) where DG-ISI Lieutenant General Faiz Hamid received them.

Official sources said that the top military leadership of the country was given a comprehensive briefing on the regional security issues with a special focus on the situation along Line of Control and in Jammu and Kashmir.