“If Pakistan were to conduct a surgical strike, it would become a chapter in Indian textbooks,” the army chief said.
The army chief, addressing members of a tribal jirga in Khyber Agency’s Bara tehsil said the Pakistan Army is “the strongest force against terrorism”.
“They have eliminated terrorism from Pakistan’s tribal areas,” he said.
“I kept the morale of Pakistan Army up in my time, but I will hand over the reigns to the next chief on Nov 29,” he told members of the jirga.
“We have fought the menace of terrorism together over the years,” the army chief said. “It has woven us eternally in an unbreakable bond.”
“I hope that the relationship between the army and the nation will continue, even after I say goodbye to the Pakistan Army,” he said.