RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Wednesday witnessed a Corps level exercise at Kharian, the Inter-Services Public Relations said.
According to the military’s press wing, COAS Bajwa witnessed the culmination phase of the exercise aimed at validating operational concepts as a sequel to Army War Games. The exercise aimed at enhancing operational preparedness of formations, encompassing defensive and offensive tasks for various contingencies, it added.
The exercise involved employment of the latest weapon systems including VT4 tanks and combat air support. COAS Bajwa appreciated the operational readiness and professionalism of participating troops.
The army chief expressed his complete satisfaction on the performance of newly inducted Chinese VT-4 tanks equipped with sophisticated technology and latest weapon system coupled with enhanced mobility.
COAS Bajwa stressed that realistic training in peace time is must to meet any eventuality. “Continued practice of operational drills is imperative for effective response to wide-ranging threats,” the army chief emphasised.
Earlier on arrival, the COAS was received by Commander 1 Corps Lieutenant General Shaheen Mazher Mahmood in the exercise area followed by a comprehensive briefing on the exercise.