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Battle-hardened Pak army equally ready for conventional war: Raheel Sharif

world Updated: Nov 20, 2016 21:36 IST
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Pakistan Army chief Raheel Sharif. (Reuters File Photo )

Battle-hardened Pakistan army is “equally ready” to fight conventional wars after registering an “unprecedented level of successes” in its war against terror, army chief General Raheel Sharif has said.

Visiting troops and war veterans at Sulemanki Sector on Saturday, Raheel said that the military has always measured up to any challenge.

While interacting with the troops, the army chief said that Pakistan Army proudly carries its heritage and tradition of soldiering and chivalry.

“Taking inspiration from our war heroes and their spirit of sacrifice, Pakistan Army has always measured up to any challenge. With an unprecedented level of successes in war against terror, we have become the most battle-hardened Army and are equally ready for conventional war,” he was quoted as saying by a press release issued by the Inter Services Public Relations.

On Monday, Raheel had attended the funeral of seven Pakistani soldiers who were killed during border skirmishes with the Indian army.

The Pakistan army chief had warned India that Pakistan army “will continue to respond effectively, leaving no stone unturned to defend motherland.”

He appreciated the troops for keeping vigil along the Line of Control, working boundary and international border. Raheel is due to retire on November 29 after a three-year stint.

Earlier on Friday, General Raheel visited Government College University (GCU) Lahore, his alma mater and interacted with the students and faculty members.