Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa said on Tuesday that an effective integration of various arms and services during training was imperative for befitting response to adversary during war.
General Qamar visited Pano Aqil and witnessed training of formation at the field firing ranges, Salehpat, said an Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) news release. The COAS was also given a detailed briefing on operational preparedness of the desert formation training.
The ISPR said that the participating troops demonstrated integrated battle drills as part of defensive battle in desert, including fire and manoeuvre. Interacting with the troops, the COAS appreciated their combat readiness, training standards and high morale, while training under such tough conditions.
Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited Pano Aqil and was given detailed briefing on operational preparedness of the desert formation training in field, says #ISPR #etribune pic.twitter.com/auoe5Vfe20— The Express Tribune (@etribune) September 14, 2021
He commended the formation for this undertaking in unfavourable desert conditions aimed at preservation of environment and strengthening defence of the area. During the visit, General Qamar also planted a tree as part of ‘Sarsabz-o-Shadab Pakistan’ campaign.
Later, the COAS visited the family of Sepoy Hizbullah Jatoi Shaheed, in village Dattar Dino in Pano Aqil, who embraced Shahadat on September 5, 2021 in an improvised explosive device attack on the Frontier Constabulary troops deployed at Quetta.
The COAS inquired about well-being of the family and directed all concerned to ensure welfare of the families of Shuhada; who had sacrificed their lives for defence of motherland.
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