Press Release – ACDC-ISSI “56th Defence Day Celebrations”


Press Release

56th Defence Day Celebrations  
ناقابلِ تسخیر دفاععِ پاکستان
September 6, 2021

The Arms Control & Disarmament Centre (ACDC) at the Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI) organised an in-house meeting today to celebrate Pakistan Defence Day under the theme “the Impregnable Defence of Pakistan/ ناقابلِ تسخیر دفاععِ پاکستان”.

The occasion commenced with recitation from the Holy Quran and the playing of the national anthem. Malik Qasim Mustafa, Director, ACDC-ISSI moderated the event.

While praising Pakistan’s robust defence capability in his remarks, Ambassador Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry, Director General, ISSI stated that the global strategic landscape is shifting from kinetic to hybrid or 5th generation warfare. Therefore, defending the ideological borders is as important as defending the physical borders of Pakistan.

Earlier, in his introductory remarks, Malik Qasim Mustafa, Director, ACDC-ISSI said that the immense hard work, dedication and passion over the years have empowered the Armed Forces of Pakistan to stand like an Iron wall against threats.

In his observations on the occasion, Ambassador Khalid Mahmood, Chairman BOG ISSI, said that 6th September is not only a day to pay tribute to all the martyrs of the 1965 war but also a day to appreciate the serving officers who are sacrificing their lives in the ongoing war against the terrorism. He also recollected the strength, bravado and valour of the entire nation, bureaucracy and Armed Forces of Pakistan that he witnessed during his posting in East Pakistan during the 1965 war.

While providing a comprehensive overview of Pakistan’s defence capabilities, Ms Ghazala Yasmin Jalil, Research Fellow ACDC-ISSI, said that the full spectrum deterrence capabilities of Pakistan eliminate space for the Indian limited war doctrines. In February 2019, Pakistan has shown that it can counter any adventurism by India.