APP20-02 BHIMBER: December 02 – Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa visiting Line of Control and meets the soldiers in forward locations. APP

RAWALPINDI, Dec 2 (APP): Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Friday spent his day visiting Headquarters 10 Corps Rawalpindi and troops on forward locations on the Line of Control.

He was briefed in detail about prevailing security situation at LoC in view of recent violations and escalation by Indian troops and own response, an ISPR press release said.

Appreciating troops for their operational readiness and befitting response given to unprovoked Indian firing in violation of ceasefire agreement, the COAS directed them to keep the highest level of vigil at all times.

Each violation of any kind must be responded with full force in the most effective manner, he added.

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The COAS said Indian aggressive posture solely aimed to divert attention of the world from atrocities being committed by their troops in Indian occupied Kashmir.

He said the core issue of Kashmir will have to be resolved between the two countries, in line with the UN resolutions and aspirations of the people of Kashmir, for lasting peace in the region.

Lt Gen Malik Zafar Iqbal, Commander of 10 Corps received the COAS at Corps Headquarters and later accompanied him during his visit to the LoC.