ISLAMABAD: A meeting of the National Command Authority (NCA) on Wednesday expressed satisfaction on Pakistan’s response to Indian incursion in the country’s airspace.
According to media, the meeting presided over by Prime Minister Imran Khan reviewed the situation arising after Indian incursion in the country’s airspace.
Sources said that Strategic Plans Division Force (SPD Force) Director General Lieutenant General Sarfraz Sattar apprised the meeting about nuclear capabilities.
The participants of the meeting expressed satisfaction over the Command and Control System.
The participants of the meeting expressed satisfaction on Pakistan’s response to Indian incursion, while PM Imran Khan lauds Pakistan Air Force’s (PAF) counter strike.
The military leadership also briefed the meeting about professional preparations of the armed forces.
The meeting was attended by Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, General Zubair Mahmood Hayat and Army Chief General Qamar Javaid Bajwa. Chief of Air Staff (CAS) Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan, Chief of Naval Staff (CNS), Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi, heads of sensitive institutions, security officials, Director General Strategic Plans Division were also present in the meeting.
Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Defence Minister Pervez Khattak, Federal Minister for Defence Production Zubaida Jalal and Finance Minister Asad Umar also participated in the meeting.
Speaking on the occasion, PM Imran Khan said that Pakistan reserves the right to defend itself, adding that the nation has full confidence on the capabilities of the country’s armed forces.
“Government, armed forces and masses are on the same page,” he added.
What is National Command Authority
National Command Authority (NCA) is Pakistan s principal decision making body on nuclear issues. The NCA consists of an Employment Control Committee and a Development Control Committee, as well as the Strategic Plans Division which acts as its Secretariat.
The Employment Control Committee is chaired by the head of the Government (presently Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan) and includes the Ministers of Foreign Affairs (Deputy Chaiman) Defence, Interior, Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC), Services Chiefs, Director-General of Strategic Plans Division (Secretary) technical advisers and others, as required by the Chairman.
The Development Control Committee is also chaired by the head of Government and includes CJCSC (Deputy Chairman), Services Chiefs, Director-General of Strategic Plans Division and representatives of the strategic1organizations and, the scientific community. This Committee controls the development of strategic assets.
The Strategic Plans Division, headed by a senior army officer, was established in the Joint Services Headquarters under the CJCSC to act as the Secretariat for the NCA and perform functions relating to planning, coordination, and establishment of a reliable command, control, communication, computers and intelligence network.