Kharian: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Raheel Sharif during his visit to National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) near Kharian said that the Army will defend “each and every inch” of Pakistan “no matter what the cost”. He said it while speaking to officers and men at NCTC, reported 24 News.
ISPR Press Release:
A press release issued by ISPR said that the Army Chief “inaugurated state of the art features to upgrade its infrastructure to accommodate foreign Armies and our own LEAs’ growing demand for training with Pak Army”.
“Addition of new facilities have turned NCTC as the best counter terrorism training facility amongst the contemporary Armies. COAS was briefed by Lt Gen Umar Farooq Durrani, Commader of the strike Corps about various aspects of NCTC and apprised COAS that so far 231000 troops of armed forces and 3483 officers and men of Police and Civil Armed Forces have been trained at NCTC. He said that beside imparting anti terrorists training at the centre, 5 Joint exercises have also been conducted at NCTC with friendly countries which include China, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Srilanka, Maldives and Turkey. Defence Attache of various countries were also present at the occasions,” it added.
COAS Raheel Sharif said it with conviction that Pakistan Army will will defend “each and every inch” of Pakistan “no matter what the cost”.
“COAS while speaking to officers and men said that let there be no doubt that our valiant armed forces have the capability to counter complete threat spectrum and Inshaallah with the backing of entire nation we will defend each and every inch of our beloved country, no matter what the cost,” read the statement.