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Remain ready for full spectrum of threat: Raheel Sharif to army

PTI
Published Feb 26, 2016, 6:50 pm IST
Updated Feb 26, 2016, 9:25 pm IST
With our current achievements in the ongoing war on terror and standard of conventional war, ours is the best army, says Sharif.
General Raheel visited the Cholistan desert in Bahawalpur district of Punjab where troops completed an intense exercises in traditional warfare. (Photo: AFP)
 General Raheel visited the Cholistan desert in Bahawalpur district of Punjab where troops completed an intense exercises in traditional warfare. (Photo: AFP)

Islamabad: Pakistan army should remain ready for a "full spectrum of threat", its chief General Raheel Sharif on Friday said as he witnessed the military's warfare capabilities.

General Raheel visited the Cholistan desert in Bahawalpur district of Punjab where troops completed an intense exercises in traditional warfare.

 

The army chief had an ariel view of the offensive manoeuvres during the military drills onbaord a combat attack helicopter, according to army spokesman Lt General Asim Bajwa.

"With our current achievements in the ongoing war on terror and standard of conventional war, ours is the best army," General Raheel said.

The army chief said Pakistan should remain ready for a full spectrum of threat. "We have to remain ready for full spectrum of threat. Morale of troops sky high, combat fitness commended," he said.

The troops involved in exercises are from the key Multan Corps and Bahawalpur Corps which are deployed along the border with India.

 

Full-spectrum deterrence allows Pakistan to counter conventional threats through tactical nuclear weapons without having to wait for a nuclear attack. Pakistan has developed this doctrine and trying to evolve its combat rules to fight on both eastern and western sides.

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