COAS Gen Bajwa witnesses military exercise 'Victory Shield' in Sialkot

COAS Gen Bajwa witnesses military exercise 'Victory Shield' in Sialkot

Sialkot (Web Desk): Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Friday stressed upon the importance of "realistic" and "strenuous" training in the field for troops, the military's media wing said.

According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the army chief's remarks came as he visited Chanoki near Chawinda in Sialkot where he witnessed the 'Victory Shield’ exercise of Gujranwala Corps.

Addressing the troops, Gen Bajwa "stressed upon realistic and strenuous training in the field", the statement said.

"Such exercises help bolster troops’ confidence, enhance cohesiveness and synergy and optimise their combat potential," the COAS was quoted by the ISPR as saying.

As per the military's media wing, Gen Bajwa was briefed on objectives, planning parametres and conduct modalities of the exercise which is aimed at enhancing operational preparedness of formation, encompassing defensive and offensive tasks in response to any misadventure by the adversary.

The army chief expressed satisfaction over training standards and professional competence of the troops.

Earlier on arrival, COAS General Qamar Javed Bajwa was received by Lieutenant General Muhammad Aamer, Commander Gujranwala Corps.