Raheel Sharif speech at Rawalpindi: The outgoing Pakistan Military Chief has warned India at the welcome ceremony of the incoming Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa; asked India not to mistake Pakistan’s “restraint” for its inability to reciprocate.
Raheel Sharif speech at the welcome ceremony of Incoming Pak Army Chief Qamar Javed Bajwa
Sharif spoke at the event of the welcoming ceremony of the new Military Chief Javed Bajwa at Rawalpindi, “Unfortunately, in recent months, increasing state terrorism in (Indian) occupied Kashmir, and India’s aggressive steps have put the region’s peace in danger…I want to make it clear to India that considering our policy of restraint a weakness would be dangerous for her.”
“This is a reality, that in South Asia, lasting peace and progress is impossible without solution of the Kashmir issue. For that, international community’s special attention is necessary“, he added.
After the Uri attack in September by Pakistan, the Indo-Pak relations have further worsened. India reciprocated to it by carrying out a surgical strike on the line of control. Recently, India has claimed the killing of two of the Indian Army soldiers in Nagrota attack which it blames upon the Pakistani terrorists.
The 57-year-old outgoing Military Chief further talked about the need for Pakistan to act in unison against the foreign threats, saying, “It is important that all institutions work together against external threats and internal threats. For this, we will need to follow the National Action Plan in letter and spirit.”
He further said that the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor is the foundation stone of the regional peace and those who are working against it should stop and become a part of it instead.