Islamabad: Pakistan’s top military commanders on Tuesday reviewed the situation along the country’s border with India and vowed to defend the nation against “any misadventure or aggression”, amid heightened Indo-Pak tensions.
The 220th Corps Commanders conference chaired by Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa in Rawalpindi “reviewed geo-strategic environment and ongoing situation along the Eastern border,” the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) – the army’s media wing – said in a statement.
The commanders expressed “strong will, resolve and determination to defend the country against any misadventure or aggression”, it added.
Tensions between India and Pakistan flared up after a Kashmiri suicide bomber of Jaish-e-Mohammed killed 40 CRPF personnel in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district on February 14.
The Generals reiterated to continue “efforts for bringing enduring peace in the country while supporting all initiatives towards regional peace,” the statement said.
The forum “expressed its resolve to support government and all stakeholders in implementation of the National Action Plan,” it said.
“Having achieved stability against terrorism, Pakistan is on positive trajectory of becoming a state where prerogative of use of weapons rests with the state alone and socio-economic development is taking pre-eminence,” Gen Bajwa said.
The meeting comes a day after the Indian Air Force on Monday scrambled two Sukhoi-30 fighter jets after sighting a Pakistani drone along the Indo-Pak border in the Khemkaran sector in Punjab.
Two Pakistani F-16 fighter aircraft were also seen close to the border after the incident.
The drone soon retreated to the Pakistani side after the jets were scrambled. PTI