Indian provocations are a threat to regional peace and stability: COAS
April 29, 2020
RAWALPINDI (92 News) – Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited forward troops along the Line of Control (LOC) on Wednesday. According to a press release issued by the ISPR, the COAS was briefed about latest situation, Indian troops’ frequent cease fire violations (CFVs) deliberately targeting innocent civilians along the LOC and Pakistan Army’s response. Appreciating operational preparedness and high morale of troops, COAS lauded officers and men for continued vigilance and professionalism. “Blatant atrocities by Indian occupation forces on innocent Kashmiris and unethical targeting of civil population in Azad Jammu and Kashmir is unacceptable. Indian provocations are a threat to regional peace and stability,” COAS emphasized. He said that Indian Army shall always get a befitting response to CFVs. “Pakistan Army shall protect innocent civilians along the LOC and defend honour, dignity and territorial integrity of the motherland at all costs,” the COAS reiterated. The COAS also appreciated the formation for strict adherence to COVID-19 protocols and proactive assistance to the government of AJ&K in fighting coronavirus. “Army will continue to support national effort against pandemic,” the COAS concluded. Corps Commander Rawalpindi Corps Lieutenant General Azhar Abbas received the COAS at the LOC.