Pakistan Army Chief General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani has said that the country is pitched against an amorphous enemy, while the conventional threat has also grown manifold.
While addressing the 98th Midshipmen Commissioning term and 7th SSC Officers class, comprising a total of 118 officers who got commissioned at Pakistan Naval Academy PNS Rahbar, upon completion of their training, Kayani said increasingly complex external environment and the country's rather precarious internal dynamics have created a myriad of security challenges.
According to the Daily Times, Kayani, who was the chief guest on the occasion, said that the present spectrum of threats could be defeated through collective national efforts in which the armed forces had a pivotal role to play in harmony with other instruments of the state.
He further said that under the prevailing scenario, a potent and modern navy was indispensable to thwart the challenges to country's sovereignty in the maritime domain, the report said.
He said that it is heartening to see that Pakistan Navy was rapidly developing its indigenous capability and pursuing it with greater vigour than ever before, the report said.
According to the report, Kayani urged the commissioning officers to keep the interests of the state and the service their top priority and never let their personal feelings stand in the way to their commitment to the national duty bestowed upon them.
He also felicitated the officers upon successful completion of their training and wished them exciting, challenging and sacred career ahead, the report added. (ANI)