The COAS made the statement during visit to Tilla Ranges on Wednesday near Jhelum to preside over the culmination of large scale maneuver exercises by formations of the Central Command in near-real environments.
General Raheel Sharif appreciated the professional skills and motivation of troops involved in the exercises. He emphasized that the Whole nation was firmly standing alongside its armed forces to root out the menace of terrorism from the country.
General Raheel added that the Army will not stop short of accomplishing the mission, irrespective of the cost.
He exhorted troops to fully focus on training and professional pursuits as the strenuous training and high standard of preparedness in peacetime were the only guarantors of peace.
Earlier upon his arrival, the Army Chief was received by Lt Gen Mian Muhammad Hilal Hussain, Commander, Central Command.