Gen Bajwa inspects eastern border, discusses strategy with PAF Chief


RAWALPINDI: Pakistan Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited troops along the Working Boundary near Sialkot on Sunday and appreciated their state of high morale and readiness.

According to ISPR, interacting with troops, the army chief said that there is nothing more sacred than defending the motherland. He said, “I take pride in leading an army which is ever ready to perform this duty.”

This was the second time the army chief visited troops stationed along the Indian border within a week. On Friday, he had paid a visit to the Line of Control (LoC) to review the state of preparedness and lauded the high morale of the troops.

Addressing the troops, he said that any aggression or misadventure shall be paid back in the same coin. “COAS visited Line of Control and reviewed state of preparedness. He lauded high morale of troops. “Pakistan is a peace loving country but we will not be intimidated or coerced. Any aggression or misadventure shall be paid back in same coin,” he said.

Visits Jhelum sector

General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Friday said that Pakistan Army was fully prepared to defend the country against any misadventure. He made the remarks while speaking to troops near Jhelum, where he went to witness a military exercise.

“Pakistan Army is fully invested in peace and stability of the region,” he was quoted as saying by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). “However we are ready and resolute in defending the motherland against any misadventure.”

According to ISPR, Gen Bajwa appreciated the operational training standards and high morale of troops. The exercise was aimed at stimulating battlefield conditions to train the troops in a realistic environment, ISPR added.

“Fire of various weapon systems including tanks, anti-tank weapons, multiple caliber artillery guns and PAF fighter jets, were part of the exercise,” the statement said.

The army chief urged troops to focus on training and professional pursuits “as the strenuous training and highest standard of preparedness is the hallmark to deter any belligerence.”

Bajwa,Mujahid meeting

Following these two meetings, Gen Bajwa held a detailed meeting with Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan at the GHQ and discussed the strategic strategy to tackle any eventuality from Indian side. He briefed him of his both inspection visits. It is considered not coincidence that just two days later, on Wednesday there was a ‘dog fight’ between the planes of both countries and Pakistan shot down two Indian planes and captured one piot Wing Cmdr Abhi Nandan.

Separately, Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan visited the forward operating air bases of Pakistan Air Force (PAF) on Sunday.

Interacting with the combat crew, the air chief said, “We are a peace-loving nation but if the war is imposed on us, we would defend the aerial frontiers of our motherland at any cost.” “PAF alongside other defence forces is ever ready to take on all kinds of challenges with operational preparedness and immaculate synergy,” he added.

He further said, “PAF would thwart any misadventure by the enemy and is ready to respond with full force as per the aspirations of the nation.” The air chief showed satisfaction over the operational preparedness of bases and also lauded the high morale of the combat crew.