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Army will defend every inch of Pakistan: Gen Sharif

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RAWALPINDI: In the wake of threats by Indian leadership after attack on their army camp in the Occupied Kashmir, Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif says Pakistan Army will defend each and every inch of the country at all costs.

“Let there be no doubt that our valiant armed forces have the capability to counter complete threat spectrum and Insha’Allah with the backing of entire nation we will defend each and every inch of our beloved country, no matter what the cost,” said Gen Sharif while addressing the officers during his visit to National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC).

The army chief visited NCTC located near Kharian and 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.

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He said that “Pakistan has been victim of terrorism for over a decade and sacrificed a lot but we have turned the tide against terrorism primarily due to resilience displayed by the whole Nation and professionalism of our security forces.

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 on the occasion.

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According to ISPR statement: “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.”

COAS appreciated all those responsible for imparting training at NCTC with a focused approach in enhancing capacity building of LEAs through quality training making best use of this fully equipped facility.

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