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Army Chief visits Sialkot & Kotli to witness military exercises

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SIALKOT, Pakistan: The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited Sialkot wherein he attended the closing session of the Corps level war game.

The Army Chief was briefed on planning parameters and conduct modalities of the exercise, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.

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

The COAS 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 the Corps Commander Lieutenant General Syed Asim Munir.

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

The COAS was briefed about the conduct of ongoing exercise aimed at enhancing the preparedness of formations for various defensive and offensive manoeuvres in mountainous/ semi-mountainous terrain. Troops rehearsed tactical/ operational responses to various contingencies under testing conditions.

General Bajwa also interacted with the participating troops.

Appreciating hard work, high morale, and professionalism of troops, the Army Chief expressed satisfaction over the conduct of the exercise.

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

Earlier on his arrival, the COAS was received by Corps Commander Lieutenant General Azhar Abbas.

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