Pakistan Army chief General Raheel Sharif visits LoC
| Sunday, October 9, 2016 - 16:20
Islamabad: Pakistan Army chief General Raheel Sharif on Sunday visited frontline troops deployed along the Line of Control (LoC) and expressed satisfaction over their "operational preparedness".
Gen Sharif visited the Haji Pir sector in Pakistani-administered Kashmir, the News International reported.
It said the General was given a detailed briefing by the local formation commander on the situation on the LoC, which divides Jammu and Kashmir between India and Pakistan.
Gen Sharif expressed "his complete satisfaction over the high state of morale, operational preparedness and vigil being maintained by the troops along the LoC", the daily reported.
The newspaper decribed the visit as "important" as it comes amid heightened tensions between India and Pakistan.
Gen Sharif earlier visited the 10 Corps Headquarters, which is responsible for the entire LoC, the report said.