RAWALPINDI: Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif said on Wednesday that Pakistan Army was fully prepared to deter and defeat any form of aggression across the entire spectrum of threat.
Talking to the troops during his visit to Tilla Ranges near Jhelum, he emphasized that the whole nation was firmly standing alongside its armed forces to root out the menace of terrorism from across the country. “We will not stop short of accomplishing our mission, irrespective of the cost.”
He exhorted troops to fully focus on training and professional pursuits as the strenuous training and highest standard of preparedness in peacetime were the only guarantors of peace.
During the visit, the COAS witnessed culmination of large scale manoeuvre exercises by formations of Central Command in near real environments, said an ISPR press release here.
General Raheel Sharif appreciated the professional skills and motivation of troops involved in the exercises.
Earlier on arrival at exercise area, the COAS was received by Commander Central Command Lt Gen Mian Muhammad Hilal Hussain.