Indian rhetoric inimical to regional peace: COAS

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Corps Commanders moot vows contribution to stability in region without
compromize on national security LoC, IoK, Middle East situation reviewed

Rawalpindi: 228th Corps Commanders’ Conference presided by General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) held at GHQ today. Forum reviewed geo strategic, regional and national security environment and discussed internal security, situation along borders, Line of Control (LOC) and Indian Occupied Jammu & Kashmir (IOJ&K). Forum reviewed evolving security situation in the Middle East with reference to US-Iran stand off and it’s implications on regional peace and stability. Taking account of repeated provocative statements of Indian military leadership regarding aggression against Pakistan, forum termed it as an irresponsible rhetoric with implications on regional peace and stability. “Pakistan is one of the lead participations with significant contributions towards peace and stability efforts in the region. We shall continue to play our responsible and positive role towards this end without compromising national security and defence of the motherland at whatever cost”, COAS.–ISPR Agencies add: The 228th Corps Commanders’ Conference on Tuesday discussed the region’s geo-political situation, including the “irresponsible rhetoric” against Pakistan by the Indian military leadership. The conference was headed by Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa and attended by the top military brass. On Saturday, India’s new army chief Gen Manoj Mukund Naravane had said that the Indian army will move to claim Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) if it is given orders in this regard by the parliament, Indian media reported. In a tweet regarding the top-level army huddle, Director General of Inter Services Public Relations Major General Asif Ghafoor said: “Statements of Indian military leadership against Pakistan are an irresponsible rhetoric with implications on regional peace and stability.” He further quoted Chief of Army Staff General Bajwa as saying: “We shall continue to play our responsible and positive role for regional peace without compromising on national security and defend our motherland at whatever cost.” Other topics of discussion at the conference included geo-strategic, regional and national security; the militant Islamic State, the situation along Pakistan’s borders and the line of control. The meeting also discussed the situation in occupied Jammu and Kashmir. According to DG ISPR, the forum also reviewed the evolving security situation in the Middle East with reference to the US-Iran stand off and it’s implications on regional peace and stability. General Bajwa says Pakistan will play responsible and positive role in diffusing tensions RAWALPINDI: Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa Tuesday said Pakistan will continue to play a “responsible and positive role” in diffusing regional tensions without compromising its national security and defence. Gen Bajwa presided over a Corps’ Commanders Conference at the General Headquarters (GHQ) to discuss threatening statements from India and the “evolving” US-Iran situation. A statement from the Inter- Services Public Relations (ISPR) quoted the army chief saying that Pakistan is one of the “lead participants” for regional peace in reference to the recent remarks by Indian Army Chief Gen Manoj Mukund.