Nawaz, Raheel witness military exercises near India border

Written by: IANS
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Islamabad, Nov 16: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Army Chief General Raheel Sharif on Wednesday witnessed ongoing military exercises near the border with India.

The exercise, in Khairpur Tamiwali in Bhawalpur, Punjab province, is aimed at checking the operational preparedness of the Pakistani military. Tanks, planes, artillery and other heavy weapons will be on display during exercise, Geo TV reported.

Nawaz Sharif

On Tuesday, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said India's "unprovoked" firing along the Line of Control was a threat to regional peace, two days after Pakistan said that seven of its soldiers were killed at the Line of Control.

Prime Minister Sharif on Tuesday emphasised that Pakistan was showing "all possible restraint" and warned India that it should not be mistaken for weakness and that Islamabad should not be considered a soft target.

"Our military is ready to give adequate response to any aggression," he said.

He said that the exchange of fire on the LoC was "a futile attempt of the Indian authorities to divert the world's attention".

On Monday, General Raheel Sharif ordered troops to "effectively" respond to firing by India across the LoC.


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