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COAS underscores importance of ‘realistic’, ‘strenous’ training for troops

Gen Qamar witnesses ‘Victory Shield’ military exercise

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited Chanoki near Chawinda in Sialkot on Friday and witnessed a military exercise dubbed as ‘Victory Shield’ of Gujranwala Corps troops, the military’s media wing said.

According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the army chief was briefed on objectives, planning parameters 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.

 

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 army chief remarked.

The army chief expressed satisfaction over training standards and professional competence of the troops. Earlier on arrival, Gen Bajwa was received by Lieutenant General Muhammad Aamer, Commander Gujranwala Corps.

 

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