COAS says realistic, futuristic training imperative for maintaining operational readiness

F.P. Report

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen-eral Qamar Javed Bajwa Saturday said realistic and futuristic training corresponding to evolving threat was imperative for maintaining operational readiness
Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa, visited Sialkot and Kotli and addressed the troops undergoing various military exercises, said an Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) news release here received.
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 cy-cle of a corps under conve-ntional battle field environment in line with Operati-onal and Planning Directives of Pakistan army. 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 COAS was received by Corps Commander Lieutenant General Syed Asim Munir.
COAS also visited troops undergoing field training near Kotli at the conclusion of Corps level Field exercise “Takskheer-e-Jabal”.
COAS 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, CO-AS expressed satisfaction over conduct of the exercise. Earlier on his arrival COAS was received by C-orps Commander Lieute-nant General Azhar Abbas.