Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani visited Muzaffargarh Ranges on Tuesday to witness the concluding summer exercises.
The Pakistan armed forces successfully experimented with the technique of jamming movement of tanks and using laser technology in modern warfare. ‘Enemy’ tanks were tracked and jammed through centrally controlled laser technology via wireless supervision and monitoring.
The workout was held in reply to the recent exercises conducted by the Indian armed forces and after comprehensive deliberation by the research and strategic division of the Pakistan armed forces.
Armour troops exhibited their skill and crafty manoeuvres were seen during the exercises. Cobra gunship helicopters also engaged targets successfully at different positions. The Miraaj Aircraft of Pakistan Air Force also participated in the exercise providing air cover to the troops in offensive and defensive manoeuvres.
Infantry and Army troops also demonstrated their skills. The aim of the exercise is to provide a tactical environment to the troops of armour, infantry and artillery for handling weapons and equipment during war.
The COAS appreciated the high standard of professional skills displayed by the participating troops. He congratulated the officers and troops for their successful exercises and advised them to keep improving their professional training.
COAS, while talking to troops over lunch, said: “We are continuously focusing on the health and efficiency of our troops on individual and collective level.” He discussed the benefits of useful new insurance policies for the troops adding that they were highly beneficial for them and their families.
Kayani also discussed the new facilities launched by Canteen Stores Department (CSD) for the armed forces.
He personally met the troops of all regiments who shared their problems with him. The COAS assured them of being aware of their challenges and working to make improvements with the available resources.
Earlier, on his arrival at Multan, the COAS was received by Commander Multan Corps Lieutenant General Shafqaat Ahmed.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 25th, 2012.
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