ISLAMABAD: In an unprecedented move, an Indian delegation led by High Commissioner to Pakistan Ajay Bisaria, Deputy High Commissioner J. P. Singh and Defence Attache Sanjay Vishwasrao watched the Pakistan Day military parade in Islamabad on Friday.
Sources said senior Indian military officials and diplomats of Indian High Commission Islamabad attended the Pakistan Day parade.
According to sources, Indian Defence Attache and senior diplomats of the Indian HC were invited to join the military parade in the federal capital.
The Indian diplomats can be seen wearing caps inscribed as ’23 March, Pakistan Day’ and watching the parade.
The armed forces of Pakistan exhibited their impressive military might during a magnificent parade on nation’s 78th ‘Pakistan Day’ festivities.
Pakistan celebrates March 23 every year as its National Day to commemorate the adoption of the Pakistan Resolution by the Muslim League in Lahore on this day in 1940 that called for establishing an independent country for the Muslims of sub-continent.
President Mamnoon Hussain was the chief guest of the ceremony.
Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Defence Minister Engineer Khurram Dastgir Khan, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee Zubair Mehmood Hayat, Chief of Army Staff, General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi, Chief of Air Staff Mujahid Anwar Khan also attended the ceremony.
The special feature of this year’s parade was Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena’s participation, who was the guest of honour for the event.
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COAS also visited corps headquarters where he was briefed on operational, security and other matters