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Armed forces determined to defend every inch of country: Gen Raheel

KHARIAN: Army Chief Gen Raheel Sharif has said that no one should have an iota of doubt in the capabilities of our valor soldiers to defend the motherland, saying that the armed forces with the backing of the nation will defend each and every inch of the country at all costs.

The army chief stated this while speaking to army personnel after inaugurating state-of-the-art up-gradation features of National Counterterrorism Centre (NCTC) near Kharian.

The Army Chief said that Pakistan had been victim of terrorism for over a decade and sacrificed a lot, but “we have turned the tide against terrorism primarily due to resilience displayed by the nation and professionalism of the security forces.”

Lt Gen Umar Farooq Durrani briefed the Army Chief about various aspects of NCTC. He said so far 231,000 troops of armed forces and 3,483 officers and men of police and Civil Armed Forces have been trained at NCTC.

He said that besides imparting anti terrorists training at the centre, five joint exercises have also been conducted at NCTC with friendly countries, including China, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Sri Lanka, Maldives and Turkey. Defence Attache of various countries were also present on the occasion.