RISALPUR: Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif on Thursday made it clear that any aggression will not go unpunished and will be met with the most befitting response.

“Any aggression, born out of deliberate intent or even a strategic miscalculation, will not be allowed to go unpunished and will be met with the most befitting response,” he said while addressing a passing-out parade of Pakistan Air Force (PAF) cadets at Risalpur.

“We will be highly relentless in defending our motherland against entire spectrum of threat,” said the army chief.

While Pakistan wants good relations with all its neighbors, said General Sharif, no one should make any mistakes about the nation’s resolve to defend the motherland.

“We have recently witnessed an unfortunate display of utter desperation playing out inside (Indian) held Kashmir and along the Line of Control through a litany of falsehoods and distortion of facts by India.

“We expect international community to condemn Indian insinuations and fabrications about a nation that has made unparalleled contributions in the global fight against terrorism,” said the army chief.

Pakistan is a responsible country and remains committed to follow the policy of friendship with all other countries based on the principles of equality and mutual respect, said General Sharif.

Talking about the internal front, the army chief said Operation Zarb-e-Azb with "full support from Pakistan Air Force" has successfully turned the tide against terrorism.

General Sharif said the enemies of Pakistan will make efforts to reverse the gains in the fight against terror. “But their nefarious designs will not be allowed to succeed at any cost.”