COAS Gen Bajwa meets head of Pakistan UN Mission head – DN
Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations Ambassador Munir Akram called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa at the General Headquarters (GHQ) on Thursday, the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement.
During the meeting, matters of mutual interests, overall regional security situation including the Afghanistan reconciliation process and Kashmir dispute were discussed, the ISPR said.
Read Time to end this human tragedy and resolve Kashmir issue: COAS. The military’s media wing further added that the army chief appreciated the mission’s role and efforts in the service of Pakistan.
Earlier on Wednesday, while addressing the National Defence University’s (NDU) participants of the National Security and War Course (NSWC), Gen Bajwa said a well-equipped, trained and motivated army having unwavering support of its people could surmount any challenge.
He emphasised that the forces that wished to undermine the unbreakable bond between armed forces and the nation were bound to fail, according to an ISPR news release.
The army chief dilated upon the evolving strategic and regional environment.
“Pakistan stands for peace within and all around, as it looks forward to acting as a bridge between regions,” the COAS said.
Expounding on Pakistan’s support to the Afghan peace process, he said spoilers of peace in Afghanistan risk regional instability.
Expressing resolute support to the people of Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the COAS stressed upon a peaceful and durable solution of the Kashmir issue in line with the relevant United Nations resolutions and aspirations of the Kashmiri people.
Sharing his vision of Pakistan Army, he underscored the need for continuous evaluation of existing doctrine and corresponding strategy to effectively deal with the evolving threats in various domains.
He termed professionalism, competence and devotion to duty as hallmark of Pakistan Army and emphasised on realistic and futuristic training for maintaining perpetual operational readiness.
“Force modernisation and induction of advanced technologies are imperative for maintaining qualitative edge over adversary,” he remarked.
Congratulating the participants on successful completion of their course, the COAS advised them to stay focused on attaining professional excellence while remaining abreast with revolutionary advancements in warfare which are redefining national security.-PUNA