RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff, General Raheel Sharif said on Tuesday that Pakistan Army is fully prepared to deter and defeat any form of aggression across the entire spectrum of threat.
The Army chief made these remarks during his visit to Kharian for the earth breaking ceremony of the upcoming National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC).
General Sharif said: “With its unique accomplishment of confronting both sub-conventional and conventional threat , Pakistan Army is respected for its achievements and sacrifices the world over.”
The COAS further said NCTC will be a state of the art facility with large capacity to impart quality training to troops for combating terrorism, in all kinds of terrain. Since we will have to fight this menace of terror together with other Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) across the nook and corner of the country, Army will do its part to train para military force, police, constabulary and levies also at this facility, COAS said. NCTC Pabbi will not only play an important role for training of own troops, it will cater for the growing demand of training requests from other friendly armies also.
Later, the Army Chief visited the troops under going counter terrorism training exercises, and appreciated the standards achieved. He also paid glowing tributes to the troops participating in ongoing Operation Zarb-e-Azb for successes achieved so far.
Earlier on arrival COAS was received by Lieutenant General Tariq Khan, Commander 1 Corps Mangla.