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Wednesday Jun 30 2021
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Spoilers of peace in Afghanistan risk regional instability, says COAS Gen Bajwa

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Web Desk
Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa. Photo: File.

  • During the visit, the COAS dilated upon the evolving strategic and regional environment.
  • Says that spoilers of peace in Afghanistan risk regional instability. 
  • Stresses a peaceful and durable solution to the Kashmir issue in line with relevant UN resolutions and aspirations of the Kashmiri people.


RAWALPINDI:  The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Wednesday visited the National Defence University (NDU), Islamabad and addressed the participants of the National Security and War Course (NSWC) 21.

According to a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) in this regard, speaking on the occasion, the COAS 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, the COAS said that spoilers of peace in Afghanistan risk regional instability. Expressing resolute support to the people of IIOJ&K, he stressed a peaceful and durable solution to the Kashmir issue in line with relevant UN resolutions and aspirations of the Kashmiri people.

Sharing his vision for the  Pakistan Army, Gen Bajwa underscored the need for continuous evaluation of existing doctrine and corresponding strategy to effectively deal with the evolving threats in various domains, the statement said.

The COAS termed professionalism, competence and devotion to duty as hallmarks of the Pakistan Army and emphasised realistic and futuristic training for maintaining perpetual operational readiness. 

Force modernisation and induction of advanced technologies are imperative for maintaining qualitative edge over the adversary, the COAS remarked. 

A well-equipped, well-trained and motivated army having unwavering support of its people can surmount any challenge, the COAS emphasised, adding that the forces that wish to undermine the unbreakable bond between the Armed Forces and the nation are bound to fail.

Congratulating the participants on the successful completion of their course, Gen Bajwa advised them to stay focused on attaining professional excellence while remaining abreast with revolutionary advancements in warfare which are redefining national security, the statement said. 

Earlier, upon his arrival, the COAS was received by President NDU, Lieutenant General Muhammad Saeed.