Islamabad: The Pakistan military, after its 11 years of war on terror, has changed its operational priorities for the first time and has described internal threats as the biggest danger to the country’s security.
Under its new ‘army doctrine’, the military now considers the ongoing guerrilla war in the tribal regions and along its western borders the biggest threat for Pakistan.
The army publishes the doctrine to review its war preparations and capabilities, including a new chapter titled ‘Sub-Conventional and Warfare’ in the green book for the first time.
But the 200-page book doesn’t name the groups and the elements that are threat to Pakistan’s security.
The book also mentioned cross-the-border attacks along the Western borders.
The military has started distributing the book among the army officers. Army sources said the book will be shared with the public and also be published on the army’s website at an appropriate time.
The book, without mentioning any country, also discusses proxy war in the chapter of non-conventional warfare.
Defence analysts say that the current situation along the Western borders has prompted a change in the army’s priorities.