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COAS vows to defeat any aggressive design.

RAWALPINDI, January 01, 2010 (Balochistan Times): The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani reaffirming that Pakistan Army stands committed and prepared to respond to any existing, potential or emerging threat said to defeat any aggressive design in any form or shape i.e a firmed up, proactive strategy or a cold start doctrine. He said this while addressing senior officers at General Headquarters. The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani has said that peace and stability in South Asia (and beyond) is the logical and fundamental principle underlining the security calculus / paradigm of Pakistan. COAS stated that proponents of conventional application of military forces, in a nuclear overhang are chartering an adventurous and dangerous path; the consequences of which could be both unintended and uncontrollable. General Kayani said that Pakistan Army is fully alert and alive to the full spectrum of threat which continues to exist in conventional and unconventional domains. Pakistan is not oblivious to the unprecedented acquisition of the sophisticated military hardware, synergized with an offensive military doctrine. However, as a responsible nuclear capable state, Pakistan Army will contribute to strategic stability and strategic restraint as per the stated policy of Government of Pakistan. But at the same time will continue to maintain the necessary wherewithal to deter and if required, defeat any aggressive design, in any form or shape i.e a firmed up, proactive strategy or a cold start doctrine. The COAS reaffirmed that Pakistan Army stands committed and prepared to respond to any existing, potential or emerging threat. An Army supported by 170 Million people, with faith in Allah, is a formidable force to reckon with.

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Publication:Balochistan Times (Baluchistan Province, Pakistan)
Date:Jan 1, 2010
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