President general Pervez Musharraf has reiterated Pakistan will maintain its minimum credible deterrence adding country`s defensive deterrence strategy is fully operational on this count.
"Pakistan will maintain its minimum credible deterrence. Our defensive deterrence strategy is fully operational in this regard and is credible than ever before. We will continue the process of bringing improvement in it", he said this while addressing the officers and jawans from Sialkot and Gujranwala Garrisons at the Garrison auditorium.
President held that professional standard and capability of armed forces is excellent . " We can deal with internal and external threats in better way by upgrading the vigilance, training and operational preparedness.
In the perspective of complex security environment of the region it is imperative that professional preparedness and training of armed forces be improved enormously , he stressed.
President also highlighted the geo political scenario of the region on the occasion and informed the armed forces with reference to impending challenges and the mode of preparations to face these challenges.
President underscored Pakistan is a peace loving country and it has no aggressive designs against any one. Our quest for peace is not our weakness. Peace comes through strength and we are becoming stable on defence and economic fronts.
He went on to say that high tech weaponry is being inducted in the three services in conventional field to enhance their fighting punch. Several programs are being implemented in this connection and the government is providing resources in this regard.
"We will have to forge unity and harmony in our ranks to combat the challenges of terrorism and extremism", he urged. Armed forces have played pivotal role in stamping out menace of terrorism.
He held out assurance that government would provide all resources to armed forces.
Earlier, the president attended the inaugural session of the Corps war game at the Gujranwala Corps headquarters. The War Game code named "RACHNA 06 is aimed at evaluating the efficacy of operational plans of the Corps under the likely battlefield environment. Syndicates representing opposing forces presented their analysis of environment hypothesis and response options. RACHA 06 would continue for a week.
The president was received by the Corps commander Lt Gen Anis Ahmad Abbasi upon his arrival at the Corps headquarters.