Indian provocations threaten regional peace: COAS

By Staff Reporter
Thursday – April 30, 2020
RAWALPINDI: The chief of army staff (COAS) general Qamar Javed Bajwa visited forward troops along the line of control (LOC), Wednesday, “Blatant atrocities by Indian occupation forces on innocent Kashmiris and unethical targeting of civilian population in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) is unacceptable” warning “Indian provocations are a threat to regional peace and stability,” COAS emphasised.

According to an Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement, COAS was briefed about the latest situation, Indian troops’ frequent ceasefire violations (CFVs) deliberately targeting innocent civilians along the LOC and Pakistan army’s response.

Appreciating the operational preparedness and high morale of troops, COAS lauded officers and men for continued vigilance and professionalism.

Indian army shall always get befitting response to CFVs.

Pakistan army shall protect innocent civilians along the LOC and defend honour, dignity and territorial integrity of motherland at all costs, COAS reiterated.

COAS also appreciated the formation for strict adherence to COVID-19 (coronavirus) protocols and proactive assistance to government of AJK in fighting coronavirus.

Army will continue to support the national efforts against the pandemic, COAS concluded.

Rawalpindi corps, corps commander, lieutenant general Azhar Abbas received the COAS at the LOC.