PM attends Azm-e-Nau 3 exercises

Express April 18, 2010


Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani said on Sunday that the nation completely supports its armed forces in their struggle against the militants and extremism in the country.

He was addressing the officers at the army war games, Azm-e-Nau-3 in Bahawalpur.

At the same event, Cheif of Army Staff General Ashfaq Pervez Kiyani said that the  Pakistan army is capable of defending the country.

Kayani said that the purpose of the war games is to keep the army prepared at all times and constantly refine and improve the response matrix.

He said that the idea behind Azm-e-Nau or 'new resolve' is to analyse various hostile doctrines and their implications.

The army chief thanked the air chief for participation and integration of the Pakistan Air Force in the war games.


Bill | 14 years ago | Reply On April 28th 2005, Indian army gave out its new war doctrine named as “Cold Start”. Formulators of this doctrine revealed that it is specifically for Pakistan. Indian officials and analysts, who are quite excited about it, are predicting that the future Indo-Pak war will be short and decisive one and will be based on info centric concept which US army demonstrated During Iraq Invasion.. The Cold Start doctrine is a combination of Information 0r Network Centric War fare and Shock and Awe Strategy as displayed by Americans in Iraq Invasion of 2003. Close study of Cold Start reveals that it is modification of General Krishna Swami Sunderejee’s Proto- German Blitzkrieg doctrine. According to this doctrine the air borne troops and air cavalry units will be dropped behind Pakistani lines and important installations to destroy Pakistani command and defense infrastructure and capabilities. For the said purpose 8 or more integrated battle groups (formed with elements of Army, air force and navy) will undertake Blitzkrieg type action against Pakistan. The war will not exceed 2 to 3 days. The actions will be crisp and violent due to intergradations of all intelligence available at tank level which will in turn allow commanders at junior level to modify the plans according to operational requirements. This information sharing at lowest level will allow its forces space and flexibility that will allow maneuvers by Indian army to be executed in such a speed that objectives will be achieved before the international community will have the chance to intervene. This doctrine do not aims at the capture of Pakistani territory but at the destruction of Pakistani armed forces and defense infrastructure. The formulators of this doctrine suggest that essence of “Cold Start” is surprise, mobility and speed achieved by coordinated efforts of services. They say traditional slow mobilization of forces gives enough time to enemy for taking measures and so surprise is washed out. In future war they say they will not give time to think and react. In Azm e Nou 3 Pakistan Army has displayed its new concepts to counter any Indian aggression. in The beginning, Fox lands Initial surprise attack was not only absorbed but also well coordinated and professionally executed dispersion techniques were executed to split enemy forces . ISPR also hinted that Pakistan army has become NETWORK enabled Army meaning that Pakistan's new doctrine is also based on Network centric mode of war fare. Interestingly thing is that what ever Indian generals say ,the fact remains that its nearly impossible that India or Pakistan can achieve surprise against each other at strategic or even operational level against each other. So what I believe and what past decade proves is that this COLD START business is only to impress Indian Masses where as on the ground its only.....
Khawaja Affan Tariq | 14 years ago | Reply We must be prepared for all the Geo political internal and external challenges that are being faced by the Nation today. Weakness attracts aggression, therefore all the pillars of society must stand together as a Nation.
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