Greater synchronisation key to tackle future battlefield challenges: Gen Qamar

Army chief inaugurated a state of the art Centre for Integrated Air Defence Battle Management, says ISPR

News Desk September 22, 2021
General Qamar Javed Bajwa. SCREENGRAB

Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa inaugurated a state of the art Centre of Integrated Air Defence Battle Management (CIADBAM) on Wednesday, the military said.

According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), Commander Army Air Defence Command Lieutenant General Hamood Uz Zaman Khan briefed Gen Qamar regarding air defence battle management procedures and complete functioning of newly built CIADBAM.

“There is need for greater cooperation, integration and synchronisation to tackle complex and fluid future battlefield challenges,” the army chief was cited by the ISPR as saying.

The Pakistan Army air defence is equipped with sophisticated, highly accurate and lethal long-range weapon systems, the military’s media wing said. “The CIADBAM will provide an integrated environment for the synchronised and effective articulation of air defence battle from the top tier of command down to individual weapon system.”

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The ISPR said that the simulator complex in the facility is capable of projecting various dynamic scenarios which can be configured and developed as per the latest intricacies and challenges of air defence battle.

Commending the Pakistan Army air defence which has progressed phenomenally over the years and is ready to take on any misadventure by an enemy in aerial frontiers of the country, the COAS appreciated their professionalism, expressing complete satisfaction on operational readiness.

Moreover, a two-week-long trilateral exercise between military contingents of Pakistan, Turkey and Azerbaijan in Baku has concluded, a statement issued by the ISPR said on Wednesday.

The exercise 'Three Brothers - 2021' involved special forces from the three countries. It was focused on the capability to counter regional terrorism threats in a hybrid scenario, fostering combined force interoperability, joint force integration and enhancement of capabilities in amphibious operations, the ISPR added.

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Separately, a contingent of the Pakistan Army participated in the opening ceremony of "Peace Mission" joint exercise under the ambit of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) platform held at Donguz training area, Orenburg region in Russia, the military's media wing said.

The ISPR said that Colonel General Alexander Pavlovich Lapin, Commander of Central Military District Russian armed forces was the chief guest at the opening ceremony.

"Troops from all Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) member states are participating in the exercise under extremely challenging field environment. Belarus is taking part in the exercise as an observer," it added.



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