Any act of Indian aggression would be penalised with full force: Navy Chief
KAKUL: (APP) Any unintended outcome or act of aggression borne out of adversarial design by India, whether by intent or even a strategic miscalculation would not go unpenalized, Chief of Naval Staff (CNS) Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah said on Saturday.
Naval Chief reiterates stance to defend maritime borders of Pakistan
"We shall defend our sovereignty and territorial integrity with full might and at all costs," he said while addressing passing out parade of 35th Graduate course at Pakistan Military Academy.
"We, in Pakistan, have a history of facing perils and successfully surmounting them. The challenges that this young nation has faced over the past few decades have made us more resilient and stronger.
The unresolved disputes that continue to smoulder, and the daunting challenges that lie ahead, mandate that we maintain a constant vigil on the internal as well as external fronts.
Naval Chief inspects forward posts at creeks-bordering India
The CNS said the nation's commitment to eradicate the menace of terrorism and extremism from the country remains unwavering.
Operation Zarb-e-Azb, he said is nearing conclusion and pursuance of National Action Plan, exemplifies the commitment and resolve of the entire nation and its Armed Forces to defeat this scourge.
Pakistan Army, being one of the most battle-hardened and professional armies in the world has rendered enormous sacrifices of officers and men. The numerous chapters of success have indeed been inscribed with the blood of the country's valiant soldiers, sailors and airmen. "We salute our Shuhada," he said.
"Pakistan remains undeterred and will continue its march, until we have secured our homeland against forces inimical to our progress and prosperity," he said.
Pakistan Navy will defend maritime interests of Pakistan: Naval Chief
"While Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir continues to bleed and Pakistan is being continuously subjected to a volley of false accusations by India," he reiterated that Pakistan is a peace loving country and seeks harmonious and peaceful co-existence with all its neighbours.
"The world can no more be misguided by the litany of falsehoods to divert global attention from atrocities in Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir or attempts at seeking refuge through concocted stories. Any unintended outcome or act of aggression borne out of such adversarial design, whether by intent or even a strategic miscalculation will not go unpenalized."
Urging upon the cadets, he said your efforts must be directed at setting personal examples of self-discipline and perseverance; always retaining the element of compassion in your dealings with others. "I have full trust that you will not only uphold the great tradition set by your predecessors to lead from the front but will also set new standards of chivalry and bravery."
Commandant PMA Major General Nadeem Raza, senior officers from the three forces, parents of the graduating cadets were present at the function.
He awarded Chief of Army Staff (COAS) cane to course under officer Umar for being over all best cadet of 35 Graduate course.