COAS says India hurdle in Pakistan’s fight against terrorism
According to a British’s leading news organization, it quoted General Sharif as saying that operation against terrorists in the tribal areas was affected by continuous firing from Indian troops in sheer violation of ceasefire at the Line of Control.
On condition of anonymity, an official in Washington told the news organisation, that during his first visit to the United States, the army chief had said that heavy firing by Indian troops along the border and statements issued by their leaders were affecting Pakistan’s campaign in fighting against extremism.
Gen Raheel told US officials that Pakistan has deployed 140,000 troops on its Western borders after getting assurance that there would be peace with India on its Eastern borders which did not happen.
Gen Raheel was expected to meet US congressmen on Wednesday (today) where he would brief them on the ongoing operation Zarb-i-Azb in North Waziristan. Issues related to US-Pakistan long-term strategic partnership post-withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan would also be discussed during the meeting.