Gen Qamar extols performance of young officers

Army chief says war on terror made soldiers battle hardened, prepared for conventional war


Our Correspondent March 28, 2017
General Qamar Bajwa addresses troops ar Bahawalpur Garrison on Tuesday. PHOTO: ISPR

BAHALWALPUR: Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Tuesday vowed that Operation Raddul Fasaad will bring lasting peace and stability in the country as the performance and sacrifices rendered by young officers are exemplary.

Speaking during his visit to the Bahawalpur garrison, General Qamar said the young officers are his pride and the nation also owes peace and stability to their patriotic devotion.

He was given a detailed briefing on the operational preparedness, ongoing internal security operations and other aspects of corps functioning.

The army chief expressed satisfaction at the state of operational preparedness of the corps for conventional war as well as performance in the ongoing internal security operations. He said that experience of war against terrorism has made our army battle hardened which makes our soldiers better prepared for conventional war.

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Addressing garrison officers, the army chief apprised them about the security environment and cardinal aims of Operation Raddul Fasaad.

Addressing the soldiers, the COAS acknowledged their role in the ongoing security operations and said that they are the real strength of the army. Gen Qamar apprised them about various welfare measures being undertaken at army level for them and their families including health care, education and quality of life.

Later, he inaugurated the Combined Military Hospital Institute of Medical Sciences (CIMS) in Bahawalpur. The institute will have the first batch of 100 MBBS students this year while another 50 BDS students will be added next year. He said the army is significantly contributing to nation building and CIMS Bahawalpur is another addition in this regard.

Earlier, on arrival, the army chief was received by Commander Bahawalpur Corps Lieutenant General Sher Afgun.

COMMENTS (5)

lala | 4 years ago | Reply pak army same statement update every week.
Virkaul | 4 years ago | Reply But these soldiers never fought anyone. How did they get battle hardened? Aerial bombing in FATA and Balochistan is as simple as Americans sending in drones.
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