Army should be prepared to face potential challenges: Army chief

COAS says the armoured division is the spearhead of military's punch.

Web Desk March 15, 2014
General Raheel Sharif reviewing parade of Armoured Divison at Gujranwala on Saturday. PHOTO: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif on Saturday told the army's armoured division that they should remain prepared to face any potential challenge.

According to a press release issued by the Inter Service Public Relations, Gen Sharif met with the officers of the Armoured Division known as ‘men of steel’ on Saturday at Gujranwala Garrison on Saturday.

"While we pay rich tributes to all our shaheeds and Ghazi brothers, we have to remain prepared to face potential challenges," the release read.

During his visit, the COAS commended the army’s “high standard of training and professionalism” and stressed upon the fact that they need to be prepared at all times to face potential challenges.

Highlighting the pivotal role of of the armoured division in defence of the country that has earned the corps a number of gallantry awards and accolades in past wars, Gen Sharif said they were the spearhead of military's punch.

Upon his arrival, the general was received by Commander Mangla Corps Lieutenant General Tariq Khan and Commander Gujranwala Corps Lieutenant General Salim Nawaz.


Gurion | 7 years ago | Reply

Army should be prepared to face potential running canteens, making iPad knock-offs and building golf courses

Know Your History | 7 years ago | Reply

@nadeem: And, did the Army not hold one of the fairest elections in 1970. And, did the Army not call into session a National Assembly session in Decca in March 1971 to transfer power to whosoever might show a majority? And, did a majority political party from West Pakistan not refuse to attend the Decca session? Did it not say "yahan hum" "wahan tum?" Did the Army not transfer power to an elected Martial Administrator after the fall of East Pakistan?

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