Army chief witnesses war exercises in Cholistan desert

Published: February 25, 2016
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Army chief General Raheel Sharif meeting troops participating in the exercise in Cholistan desert near Bahawalpur. PHOTO: ISPR

Army chief General Raheel Sharif meeting troops participating in the exercise in Cholistan desert near Bahawalpur. PHOTO: ISPR

Army chief General Raheel Sharif has said all available means must be utilised to respond to the full spectrum of threats.

According to the ISPR, the COAS arrived in Bahawalpur on a two-day visit to witness exercises by Bahawalpur and Multan formations in the Cholistan desert on Thursday.

He lauded the standards of training and expressed complete satisfaction on the operational preparedness of the troops, saying preparedness in peacetime was a guarantor of peace.

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General Raheel also visited the training area near Fort Abbas and Dingarh, and witnessed the testing of Bahawalpur Corps’ operational capability to validate the new war fighting concept.

The exercise involved large-scale integrated maneuvers of infantry, mechanised forces, combat aviation and Pakistan Air Force, to ensure complete dominance of the battlefield.

Earlier, he was briefed by a field commander on the objectives of the ongoing exercise.

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