Any provocation will be met with swift, resolute response: COAS

Muhammad Anis
Thursday, Jun 20, 2024

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Syed Asim Munir has condemned India’s ongoing oppression and brutalities against Kashmiris, noting that post-election, India has been attempting to mask its aggression and victimization of the Kashmiri people with false propaganda and provocations against Pakistan.

“Such tactics, including manufacturing false flag operations, have become a routine political tool of India,” the COAS said addressing troops during his visit to the Line of Control (LoC) in the Haji Pir sector on Monday to celebrate Eidul Azha with them.

The COAS offered Eid prayers with officers and soldiers at the frontline, praying for Pakistan’s peace and prosperity. On this festive occasion, the COAS paid respects to the sacrifices of martyrs of Pakistan.

Addressing the troops, the COAS commended their dedication, high morale and commitment to defending the motherland. He remarked, “As soldiers, we take pride in celebrating such festivities away from our homes and loved ones while on duty, ensuring the security of our country and fellow citizens.”

Discussing the indigenous freedom struggle of the Kashmiri people in IIOJK, the COAS reiterated Pakistan’s principled stance, aligned with relevant UN resolutions.

“Pakistan has always supported peace and stability in the region; however, any provocation or violation of Pakistan’s territorial sovereignty will be met with a swift and resolute response, with the full support of the nation, InshaAllah,” COAS concluded. Earlier, upon arrival, the COAS was received by the commander of Rawalpindi Corps.