Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Saturday attended the closing session of corps-level war games at Sialkot and the conclusion of corps-level field exercise in Kotli in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), according to a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).
On his arrival in Sialkot, COAS was received by Corps Commander Lieutenant General Syed Asim Munir. The military's media wing said that the army chief was briefed about planning parameters and conduct of modalities during the corps-level exercise.
The war game was based on the defensive operations cycle of a corps under a conventional battlefield environment in line with operational and planning directives of the Pakistan army, added ISPR
According to the ISPR statement, Gen Bajwa appreciated sound planning and befitting application of varying operational response options to crystallise future plans in view of evolving threat matrix.
COAS also visited troops undergoing field training near Kotli at the conclusion of corps-level Field exercise “Takskheer-e-Jabal”.
Upon his arrival in AJK, he was received by Corps Commander Lieutenant General Azhar Abbas.
COAS was briefed about conduct of ongoing exercise aimed at enhancing preparedness of formations for various defensive and offensive maneuvers in mountainous/semi mountainous terrain.
During the exercise, troops rehearsed tactical and operational responses to various contingencies under testing conditions.
The army chief also interacted with the participating troops. Appreciating hard work, high morale and professionalism of troops, COAS expressed satisfaction over conduct of the exercise.
“Realistic and futuristic training corresponding to evolving threat is imperative for maintaining operational readiness,” COAS remarked.