Any provocation along LoC to be responded effectively: army chief

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif visited troops deployed in forward localities along Line of Control near Jhelum on Friday, said a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).

He was briefed by local commanders about the prevailing security situation along the Line of Control.

While interacting with the troops, the COAS appreciated their state of morale and operational preparedness on the front line.

The COAS expressed complete satisfaction on the state of readiness and vigil being maintained by troops.

He reiterated that any provocation along the Line of Control will be responded effectively.

The COAS paid rich tribute to the officers and men of the Pakistan Army along the Line of Control on their supreme sacrifices and determination in the defence of country.

“The entire nation felt proud of the soldiers deployed in defence of the motherland”, he said.

Earlier on his arrival, the COAS was received by Lieutenant General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Corps Commander Rawalpindi Corps.