By NewsGram Staff-Writer
Rawalpindi: Targeting India, Pakistan Army chief General Raheel Sharif has indicated that the Pakistan force is “fully capable” of dealing with “any kind of threat” and any mishap would result in a serious counter attack.
At the Defence Day ceremony for marking 50th anniversary of the 1965 war with India, General Sharif said, “The armed forces of Pakistan is fully capable of dealing with all types of internal and external threats, may it be conventional or sub-conventional; whether it is cold start or hot start.”
He continued, “If the enemy ever resorts to any misadventure, regardless of its size and scale – short or long – it will have to pay an unbearable cost.”
General Sharif’s sharp comments came after Indian Army chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag earlier had remarked that Indian troops are ready for the ‘swift and short nature of future wars’. In April Indian Army’s ‘Kharga’ Strike Corps had also carried out large-scale war games code-named ‘Brahmashira’ to rehearse ‘swift multiple offensives’.
Paying tribute to the martyrs of Pakistan, Gen. Sharif said that their sacrifices will not go in vain. He said, “I am honoured that soldiers from that war are present among us today.”
The army chief further added, “Pakistan has seen many ups and downs in last 50 years, but I can say with certainty that today we are stronger than before and the nation is more hopeful than ever.”
Gen. Sharif also mentioned that Kashmir is an unresolved regional issue since the partition of the subcontinent. “There can be no peace in the region without resolution of the Kashmir issue according to the UN resolutions and the wishes of the Kashmiri people,” he said.
With Inputs from IANS