Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif on Wednesday advised Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to show courage and own the deaths of its security personnel during the recent border skirmishes with Pakistan Army. Gen Raheel said 11 Indian soldiers were killed on November 14 after Pakistan Army ‘responded to unprovoked firing’.
“The day seven of our soldiers were martyred on the border, we killed at least 11 Indian soldiers,” a private channel quoted Gen Raheel as saying during an informal session with journalists at Aiwan-e-Sadr, Islamabad. “We have killed 40-44 of their troops, but the Indian army does not own its casualties.”
Seven Pakistani soldiers were killed on Monday when Indian troops violated ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) in the Bhimber Sector of Azad Jammu and Kashmir.
The army chief claimed Modi was fully cognisant of Pakistan’s military competence, and that aggression will not take his country anywhere, the report suggested. “The army has given outstanding results while defending the homeland,” added General Raheel Sharif.
He also said a message has been conveyed to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi that aggressive actions will not bear any results.
-TURKISH GENERAL MEETS GENERAL RAHEEL-
Meanwhile, Turkish Chief of General Staff (CGS) Hulusi Akar, who is accompanying Turkish president during his visit to Pakistan, called on General Raheel Sharif at Islamabad on Wednesday night.
During the meeting , matters of mutual interest including military to military relations, regional security situation and measures to further enhance defence cooperation between both countries were discussed.