First phase of Azm-e-Nau ends

Published: April 19, 2010
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The “Azm-e-Nau-3” or “New Resolve” military exercise started on April 10 and mobilised up to 50,000 troops. (AFP)

The “Azm-e-Nau-3” or “New Resolve” military exercise started on April 10 and mobilised up to 50,000 troops. (AFP)

BAHAWALPUR: The first phase of military wargames, codenamed Azme- Nau – III, concluded in Khairpur Tamewali firing range here on Sunday.

During the function, the army presented counter strategies to India’s military theory of “Cold Start Doctrine” which involves joint operations between India’s three services. Intercepting a drone with anti-aircraft guns was also demonstrated.

Speaking at the event, Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani said that the armed forces were fighting Taliban insurgents on the country’s western borders.

“Pakistan is situated in a region of conflicting interests and it wants lasting peace and security in the region,” he added. The premier said he appreciated the achievements of the army in the tribal areas and Swat. He added that the armed forces, law-enforcement agencies and, above all, the people played a role during these operations.

Gilani said he had tried to convince world leaders to extend their full cooperation in the war against terrorism. He added that foreign leaders have assured complete cooperation to Pakistan, including military assistance.

Speaking on the occasion, Chief of the Army Staff General Ashfaq Pervez Kiyani said the role of the army was to defend the country from internal and external enemies. He said Pakistan would continue playing its “positive role” in strategic stability. While explaining the concept of the exercise, General Kayani said that Azm-e-Nau-III was conceived and executed as a concept validation exercise – a part of the “eternal preparedness” philosophy of the army.

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  • Apr 19, 2010 - 6:12PM

    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.
    Interesting 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 . secondly Networks centric warfare is good against an inferior force but with that technologically equal its not a wise thing. 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…..Recommend

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