Gen. Syed Asim Munir, the newly appointed Chief of Army Staff (COAS), responded to “very irresponsible remarks” made by Indian authorities on Saturday regarding Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Jammu and Kashmir by asserting that the Pakistan Army was “ever ready” to confront its adversaries.
General Munir’s comments came after those of Rajnath Singh, the defense minister of India, and General Lieutenant UpendraDwivedi.
In order to complete the mission that the Modi government began in August 2019 when it annexed India’s Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir, Singh declared his wish for the United Kingdom to join India in October. Singh’s claim was refuted last week by Dwivedi, the general officer commanding-in-chief of the Indian army’s northern command, who noted that the Indian parliament had already passed a resolution on the matter.
“Any instructions given by the Indian government would be obeyed by the Indian Army. In an article by the Hindustan Times, he was quoted as saying, “We are constantly ready for anything.
The Foreign Office had earlier criticized Singh’s remarks regarding the United Kingdom as absurd and claimed they reflected India’s expansionist thinking, while the ISPR had criticisedDwivedi’s remarks as an “apt embodiment” of the “delusional mindset” of the Indian army.
Days after taking over, the newly appointed COAS responded to the remarks. Gen. Munir told frontline soldiers in the Line of Control’s (LoC) Rakhchikri sector that the army has lately observed “very reckless remarks” from the Indian leadership about GB and AJK, according to a news release from the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).
In the press release, he was cited as stating, “Let me make it clear, Pakistan’s military forces are ever ready, not merely to safeguard every inch of our country, but, to take the battle back to the enemy, if ever, war is imposed on us.”
We will always respond to any misunderstanding that causes an accident with the entire might of our armed forces and the support of a strong country.
In accordance with the pertinent UN resolutions, he said that the “nefarious scheme” of the Indian state will never come to pass and urged with the international community to “guarantee justice and provide what is promised” to Kashmiris.
According to the press release, “COAS talked with officers and troops and commended their excellent morale, professional competence, and combat preparedness while fulfilling their tasks in difficult circumstances.”