RAWALPINDI: Taking notice of a "hostile narrative being propagated by India", Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen Raheel Sharif said Monday the Pakistan Army is "fully prepared to respond to the entire spectrum of direct and indirect threats".

According to an Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement, the army chief expressed these views during a meeting of the Corps Commander held here at the General Headquarters.

General Sharif said the army was fully cognizant of and closely watching the latest developments in the region and their impact on national security. He also expressed satisfaction over the operational preparedness of the army.

The conference provided an in-depth review of the external and internal security situation and operational preparedness of the armed forces,

"Pakistan’s armed forces together with our resilient nation have surmounted every challenge and will thwart any sinister design against integrity and sovereignty of the country in future as well," said General Sharif.