Soon after terror strike on Indian Army camp in north Kashmir’s Uri town, which left 18 soldiers martyred, the Army said that it will decide the time and place to respond to the Uri terror attack. This has prompted Pakistan Chief of Army Staff Raheel to review the security situation and threat perception to his country.
After meeting corps commanders at the Rawalpindi general headquarters, the Pakistan Army Chief said the Pakistani Army is fully prepared to face any threat to the country’s security.
“The armed forces together with our resilient nation have surmounted every challenge and will thwart any sinister design against integrity and sovereignty of Pakistan,” Army Chief General Raheel Sharif said.
Gen. Sharif, also said the armed forces of Pakistan were “fully prepared to respond to entire spectrum of direct and indirect threats”.
“We are fully cognisant and closely watching latest happenings in the region and their impact on the security of Pakistan,” the general said.
Gen Sharif ‘s remarks came quickly after PM Nawaz Sharif ‘s adviser, Sartaj Aziz, called the Uri terror attack New Delhi’s “blatant attempt” to divert attention from “fast deteriorating humanitarian and rights situation in Kashmir” after Hizbul commander Burhan Wani ‘s killing.
Aziz rejected India’s stand on Pakistan’s involvement in the attack as “baseless and irresponsible”. “The claim is part of a pattern to mislead world opinion and cover up India’s reign of terror in Kashmir,” he said.
On September 18, Lt General Ranbir Singh, the Director General of Military Operations of the Indian Army, had talked about a “befitting reply,” after evidence pointed towards involvement of Pakistan in the Uri terror attack.
“We reserve the right to respond to any act of the adversary at a time and place of our choosing…I would like to assure you that the Army remains prepared to thwart any nefarious designs and any evil designs of the adversary shall be given a befitting reply,” Lt General Singh said in a statement.
The Indian Army has posted arms and ammunition recovered from the four JeM terrorists, who had attacked the Indian Army’s soldiers in tents on Sunday morning. Two I-Com radios used by Pakistan Army have been recovered from Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorists. Pakistan Army was allegedly supplying radio sets to JeM and Lashkar-e-Taiba.