GILGIT: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif has today sent a clear message to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Indian intelligence agency RA&W that Pakistan's borders are completely secured.

Addressing China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Conference in Gilgit, COAS said that he completely understood the games being played by the enemies. He added that Pakistan was prepared to defend its borders.

He said, “I can say with complete faith that we are moving in the right direction. We will leave no stone unturned to ensure security of the country.”

He said, “We want to assure the nation that the country and its frontiers are totally safe. Whether it is Modi or RAW or anybody else we fully understand tricks of the enemy.” He said terrorism was a very big challenge and Pakistan was the only country which overcame it.

“Many other countries, including the Arab world, were badly affected by terrorism and they could not recover from it.” He said the way the turmoil of terrorism was controlled it could not be done anywhere in the world. “The way our forces took up the challenge, was exemplary.”

Gen Raheel told about the progress made during the operation Zarb-e-Azb. “Whatever the world thinks, this is war of our survival and we will fight it like this,” he said.

The security of China Pakistan Economic Corridor project would be ensured at all costs, he added. He said there was no doubt that nobody was more hard working than the people of Gilgit-Baltistan.

Referring to his recent visit to China, he said the Chinese leadership wanted progress of Gilgit-Baltistan similar to that in China’s city Urumqi and other regions. “I was impressed to see the progress of Urumqi in a short span of time. I have no doubt that we can make that kind of progress in our region too.”