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New Delhi, November 29 ( JKNT)   Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa  has taken over as the 16th Chief of Army Staff of Pakistan  at a  ceremony in Rawalpindi , Pakistan on Tuesday with a few sermons from his predecessor about the legacy that he would have to follow.

Kashmir figured  as a critical point in the outgoing  army chief Gen.( Retd .)Raheel Sharif in which his anger and hostility against India was too clear to be overlooked

In his final speech as army chief, Gen Raheel Sharif stressed the need for institutions to work together for the nation’s progress, and cautioned India against adopting an aggressive stance in the region.

“It is important that all institutions work together against external threats and internal threats. For this, we will need to follow the National Action Plan in letter and spirit,” Gen Raheel said.

“The army will remain alert to threats, whether external or internal,” Gen Raheel said.

The outgoing army chief touched upon the subject of Indian ‘atrocities’ in  Kashmir “In recent months, India’s increasing terrorism and aggressive stance in  the Indian Held Kashmir have endangered the region.”

“India should know that mistaking our policy of patience for weakness would be dangerous,” he warned. The   Dawn newspaper reported after the ceremony.


For regional peace, he said, issues should be resolved politically.

The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor is a major factor in ensuring regional peace, he said.

“The departure of the first cargo from Gwadar port has shown this journey cannot be halted now,” he warned. “The time is here now that the enemies of CPEC stop working against it and become a part of it.”

Minister for Defence Khawaja Asif, Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz, Minister of State for Information Marryam Aurangzeb, Speaker National Assembly Ayaz Sadiq and PPP leader Abdul Qadir Patel were present at the ceremony, alongside former army chief Ashfaq Pervez Kiyani.

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