Pakistan army strong enough to teach a lesson to India, says Army Chief

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Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif said on Thursday that soldiers of the Pakistan Army were capable of teaching a lesson to the Indian Army.

Addressing a jirga (consultative body) of tribal elders in Bara tehsil of Khyber Agency during a visit, the chief of army staff confirmed he will be retiring on November 29 after a three-year term, as scheduled.

He added that he would dedicate his life after retirement to families of martyrs of the armed forces.

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He added that India had staged a ‘drama’ of surgical strike. “If India conducts a surgical strike we will give such a response that lessons of the Pakistan Army will be taught in India courses,” the Army chief was quoted as saying.

General Raheel further said that Pakistan Army along with tribal people have eliminated the scourge of terrorism. Tribal areas were considered a no-go area three years ago, but are now witnessing social gatherings and development projects, he maintained.

General Raheel emphasised that the Pakistan Army had fought against terrorism and was the strongest in the world.

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