Islamabad, Aug 14: Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Wednesday accused India of "hegemonic ambitions" and said his country would not compromise on Kashmir.
"There can never be a compromise on Kashmir," Gen Bajwa said, rejecting the scrapping of special status of Jammu and Kashmir.
"Reality of Kashmir was neither changed by an illegal piece of paper in 1947 nor will any other do it now or in future," he said in his Independence Day message to the nation, as per a tweet by the director general of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).
"Pakistan Army is fully alive to the sanctity of Jammu & Kashmir and will remain fully ready to perform its part in line with our national duty for Kashmir cause," another ISPR tweet quoted Bajwa as saying.
Earlier in the day while addressing a special session of the Pak-occupied Kashmir assembly, Prime Minister Imran Khan said Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi had made a "strategic blunder" by revoking Article 370.
Pakistan's civil-military leadership has decided to observe India's Independence Day on Thursday a Black Day. (UNI)