ISLAMABAD - Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif has reiterated that the Pakistan Army is a battle-hardened force and is fully prepared to fight the entire spectrum of threat.The army chief visited Siachen Glacier on Saturday and spent time with troops at the highest battleground of the world.According to the statement released by ISPR, the COAS laid wreath at the Shuhada Monument at Gayari and paid tributes to all those valiant officers and soldiers who laid their lives in defence of the motherland. While talking to them, he appreciated their high state of morale despite the most challenging environment and an extremely harsh weather. The COAS reiterated that Pakistan Army is a battle hardened force, fully prepared to fight across the entire spectrum of threat.The COAS advised all troops to remain focused on their professional obligations and training for an effective response to any emerging challenge. The COAS reiterated that army will never hesitate from rendering any sacrifice for the defence of the motherland. The statement of the army chief comes amidst army’s ongoing operation Zarb-i-Azb in North Waziristan Agency against militants.This news was published in The Nation newspaper. Read complete newspaper of 29-Jun-2014 here.