Dilating upon the progress in concluding phase of kinetic prong of Operation Zarb-e-Azb, he explained how we had transited from hard core kinetic operations to intelligence based operations and now combing operations.
He said that defeated terrorists and their sympathizers inland and abroad were now frustrated and going for softer targets.
Remaining steadfast and with an enhanced awareness and participation, we as a nation must pursue the national objective of zero presence of terrorists and total peace at any cost.
The COAS said, "The contours of future war are fast changing. While our enemies are stoking terrorism to demoralize us and destabilize our country, we are united, fully determined and capable of defeating their nefarious designs. Pakistan is opposed to using proxies against other countries and will also not allow any other country to use proxies against Pakistan."
Earlier on arrival at NDU, the COAS was received by President NDU Lieutenant General Nazir Ahmed Butt.