Pakistan army ‘equally ready’ for conventional war: Raheel Sharif

On Monday, Raheel had attended the funeral of seven Pakistani soldiers who were killed during border skirmishes with the Indian army.

By: PTI | Islamabad | Published:November 20, 2016 6:45 pm
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Battle-hardened Pakistan army is “equally ready” to fight conventional wars after registering an “unprecedented level of successes” in its war against terror, army chief General Raheel Sharif has said. Visiting troops and war veterans at Sulemanki Sector on Sunday, Raheel, who is expected to retire from service later this month, said that the military has always measured up to any challenge. While interacting with the troops, Raheel said that Pakistan Army proudly carries its heritage and tradition of soldiering and chivalry.

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“Taking inspiration from our war heroes and their spirit of sacrifice, Pakistan Army has always measured up to any challenge. With an unprecedented level of successes in war against terror, we have become the most battle-hardened Army and are equally ready for conventional war,” he was quoted as saying by a press release issued by the Inter Services Public Relations.

On Monday, Raheel had attended the funeral of seven Pakistani soldiers who were killed during border skirmishes with the Indian army. The Pakistan army chief had warned India that Pakistan army “will continue to respond effectively, leave no stone unturned to defend motherland.”

He appreciated the troops for keeping vigil along the Line of Control, working boundary and international border. Raheel is due to retire on November 29 after a three-year stint.

Earlier on Friday, General Raheel visited Government College University (GCU) Lahore, his alma mater and interacted with the students and faculty members. To revive his old memories, he visited various sections of the premier institute specially those parts where he had spent his days as a student.

He emphasised on the youth to always focus on 3Cs (Character, Courage and Competence) and strive for honour and dignity through hard work and faith in Allah. Raheel, while expressing his optimism of a brighter future of the country, said that Pakistanis are a great nation and its human resource was its real asset.

He also referred to the ‘Zarbe Azb’ military operations against militants in 2014. Pakistan’s military launched the operations in North Waziristan to clear the area of militants and the successful campaign has laid a strong foundation for peace and progress in Pakistan, Raheel said.

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    Ahmed
    Nov 20, 2016 at 2:58 pm
    There is no accountability and cost benefit analysis. Bribery is rampant. In such a situation it is difficult to trust the leaders. Though stan is enemy but what the world rating is telling about its General. An eye opener for many of us
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      Ahmed
      Nov 20, 2016 at 2:28 pm
      We need to be pragmatic and improve the prowess. In last two days our submarine was detected, a big shame and then a drone downed. This all reflects where we stand and competency of stan Armed Forces. We are spending billions, where the money is going. We are not in a state to fight China.
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        JDZ
        Nov 20, 2016 at 6:06 pm
        STANIS we are lions, even comparing us to these vegetarian pigs is an insult Indian army is 🐷. Pak army is 🦁
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          abd
          Nov 20, 2016 at 4:37 pm
          Why indians remain in fools paradises and consider themselves supereme.We s dont consider u more than a third world country and far far backward than Pakdia cant do anything about Pak except come on negotiation table.
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            shekhar
            Nov 20, 2016 at 11:26 pm
            1971 ---3000 capture 96000 troops. 1= 32
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              shekhar
              Nov 20, 2016 at 11:32 pm
              Keep dreaming !! Is stan army won any war ? Besides killing own people
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                Aditya
                Nov 20, 2016 at 9:21 pm
                1971
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                  taz
                  Nov 20, 2016 at 8:11 pm
                  well you was helped three times by other country . this time if war happens god-willing it does not. two country with nukes rember what happend when small toy was dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki that killed over 129 000 people. imgine what will happend when both country nuke each other,
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