Pakistan Army always ready to defend motherland: COAS

 
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Rawalpindi, Nov 21 (TNS): Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa says Pakistan Army is a professional and combat hardened fighting force, ready to defend the motherland.

He expressed these views during a visit to Line of Control.

Expressing concern over the increase in Indian ceasefire violations and rhetoric of provocative statements by their military leadership, the Army Chief said it would be better if they realize this and place their stock in peace and progress through dialogue.

The Army Chief was given update on situation along LOC, Indian cease fire violations and response by Pak Army.

Later, the Army Chief interacted with troops and appreciated their state of readiness and morale. He also lauded the resilience of civilian Kashmiri population who are being deliberately targeted by Indian Army on both sides of the LOC.