General Raheel Sharif addressed the passing-out cadets at PAF Academy in Risalpur.

RISALPUR (Web Desk) – In a clear message to India, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif on Thursday said that any aggression borne out of deliberate intent or even a strategic miscalculation will not be allowed to go unpunished and will be met with the most befitting response.

Addressing the passing out parade of combined courses of college of flying training and aeronautical engineering at PAF Academy in Risalpur, the COAS said Pakistan desires good relations with all its neighbours but nobody should mistake our collective resolve to defend the motherland.

“Pakistan is a responsible country and remains committed to follow the policy of friendship with all other countries based on the principles of equality and mutual respect. While doing so, the armed forces of Pakistan remain fully prepared to give the most befitting response to kind of internal and external threat posed to our nation,” he said.

General Raheel said the world recently witnessed an unfortunate display of utter desperation playing out inside Occupied Kashmir and along Line of Control (LoC) through a litany of falsehood and distortion of facts by India.

“We expect international community to condemn Indian insinuations and fabrications about a nation that has made unparallel contribution in the global fight against terrorism,” he stressed.

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He further mentioned that Pakistan wants good relations with all its neighbours but no one should make any mistakes about our collective resolve to defend the motherland.

He said the enemy of Pakistan’s peace and prosperity has been distressed by the sight of its successes. These enemies will now attempt to accelerate their effort to reverse our gains and derail the coutnry’s progress through direct and indirect strategy.

“Their nefarious designs will not be allowed to succeed at any cost,” General Raheel added.


The Army Chief also lauded the role of Pakistan Air Force (PAF) in fight against terrorism.

He said: “Towards the internal front, operation Zarb-e-Azb with support from Pakistan Air Force (PAF) has successfully turned the tide against terrorism. Its role has been crucial in achieving our objectives to root out the menace of terrorism.”

“The exemplary synergy and cooperation between the services leading us to stability in a short time is unique in this type of warfare. It is a value which we must all cherish and carry forward with even deeper commitment in the future.”

“Today, we have achieved phenomenal success in uprooting the terrorist infrastructure from our soil. For sustainable peace, we are now engaged in eliminating the residual threat in the form of facilitators and their sympathizers through intelligence based and combing operation across the country,” he remarked.

General Raheel Sharif expressed confidence that with united resolve of our nation and armed forces, those inimical to regional peace will not be allowed succeed. Their evil plots and plans will be defeated.