Musharraf says army ready to thwart any aggression

February 2nd, 2008 - 5:01 pm ICT by admin  

A file-photo of Pervez Musharraf
Islamabad, Feb.2 (ANI): Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has said the armed forces are ready to thwart any aggression against the country and its nuclear capability.
Pakistans armed forces are a highly professional, motivated and well-trained force and are capable of safeguarding Pakistans security against all types of threats, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) quoted the president as saying after witnessing a successful training launch of the Ghauri (Hatf-V) Intermediate-Range Ballistic Missile (IRBM) on Friday.
Addressing the troops in the exercise area, Musharraf said a serious note had been taken of various imaginary scenarios being propounded by those who did not wish Pakistan well.
The president said the nation had developed a strong nuclear deterrence capability and expected that officers and men entrusted with the task of deterring aggression would continue to train hard and maintain professional excellence.
The Ghauri missile has a range of 1,300 kilometres. President Pervez Musharraf, Chief of the Army Staff General Ashfaq Kayani, senior military officers and scientists witnessed the field launch exercise. (ANI)

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