Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited forward bases at the Line of Control (LoC) on Monday, the military’s media wing said.
According to the Inter-Services Public Relations, General Bajwa affirmed continued support for Kashmiris against Indian atrocities and said the army is with the Kashmiris in their struggle.
The Army Chief said there is no better way to celebrate independence than by defending the country, according to the ISPR statement.
Indian atrocities could not defeat the courage and sacrifices of the brave Kashmiris, he said.
General Bajwa was briefed by troops on their operational preparedness against ceasefire violations by Indian forces along the LoC, the ISPR statement added.
Earlier on the eve of Pakistan's 70th birthday anniversary, General Bajwa commenced the independence day proceedings by hoisting the largest national flag in the history of Pakistan at Wagah Border, Lahore.
On the occasion, the Army Chief said the country is progressing and all its institutions are working properly.
The fight against terrorism will continue until the last terrorist is executed, he said.