RAWALPINDI: The army chief General Raheel Sharif on Wednesday reiterated the resolve of armed forces and said in unequivocal terms that with the backing of the nation, we will accomplish our mission of defeating every threat to our motherland in accordance with the expectation of the people of Pakistan.
In a press release issued by the Inter Service Public Relations (ISPR) on Wednesday, it was stated that the army chief visited Kotri Ranges to witness Field Firing and Battle Inoculation Exercise of Karachi Corps which are aimed at training troops in various tactical operations under battlefield environment.
Fighter aircraft of Pakistan Air Force (PAF) and armoured fighting vehicles of Mechanized Division also participated in live firing maneuvers as part of the field firing.
The ISPR said that the army chief commended the standard of training of the participating troops and lauded their skills, precision and accuracy in engaging the targets and said that strenuous training and highest standard of preparedness in peacetime are the only guarantors of peace.
The army chief said that perpetual quest for modern techniques, seizing initiative from the enemy and mastery in battle procedures are essential for success in all kinds of military operations, whether conventional or unconventional.
Moreover, he emphasized on all ranks to continue to focus on training and combat preparedness to respond to full spectrum of threat with speed and effectiveness.
Earlier, on arrival at Kotri, the army chief was received by Corps Commander Karachi Lieutenant General Sajjad Ghani.