Islamabad, Sep 7: Days after hugging Punjab minister Navjot Singh Sidhu in Islamabad during Imran Khan's swearing-in ceremony, Pakistan Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa has dared to provoke India by saying 'it will avenge blood of its soldiers being shed on border'.
In a ceremony to commemorate Pakistan's 53rd Defence Day held at the General Headquarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi, country's army chief Bajwa along with Prime Minister Imran Khan paid tribute to Pakistani soldiers.
Speaking during Pakistan's 53rd Defence Day, General Bajwa vowed to give a befitting reply to those casting an 'evil eye' on his country.
"We will avenge the blood flowing on the border," Geo News quoted General Bajwa, as saying in the presence of PM Imran Khan.
"Our armed forces and the entire nation have learned much during their service to Pakistan. Fear and terrorism were thrust upon us. Our homes, schools, places of worship, recreational sites and national institutions were attacked," he said.
"Efforts were made to weaken and divide us from within. But I salute all the citizens of Pakistan and the ones safeguarding our nation who fought remarkably in these difficult times and stood against such elements," the Pakistan Army chief added.
Pakistan's present government is backed strongly by the army. However, ever since the new government had come to power it had been talking of building peaceful relation with India.