COAS Gen Bajwa visits Sialkot, Kotli to witness troops' exercises

COAS Gen Bajwa visits Sialkot, Kotli to witness troops' exercises

Rawalpindi (Web Desk): Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa Army on Saturday visited Sialkot and Kotli and addressed the troops undergoing various military exercises, the military’s media wing said.

According to the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), the COAS attended closing session of Corps level war game at Sialkot where he was briefed on planning parameters and conduct modalities of the exercise.

The war game was based on defensive operations cycle of a corps under conventional battle field environment in line with Operational and Planning Directives of Pakistan army.

The army chief appreciated sound planning and befitting application of varying operational response options to crystallise future plans in view of evolving threat matrix.

Earlier on his arrival, the COAS was received by Corps Commander Lieutenant General Syed Asim Munir.

The COAS also visited troops undergoing field training near Kotli at the conclusion of Corps level Field exercise “Takskheer-e-Jabal”.

General Qamar Javed Bajwa was briefed about conduct of ongoing exercise aimed at enhancing preparedness of formations for various defensive and offensive manoeuvrings in mountainous and semi mountainous terrain.

Troops rehearsed tactical and operational responses to various contingencies under testing conditions.

The COAS also interacted with the participating troops. Appreciating hard work, high morale and professionalism of troops, COAS expressed satisfaction over conduct of the exercise.

“Realistic and futuristic training corresponding to evolving threat is imperative for maintaining operational readiness,” COAS remarked.