Pakistan Army most battle-hardened army: COAS

General Raheel Sharif says achievements in fight against terror speaks volumes of army’s professional competence

Web Desk November 06, 2015
Army chief General Raheel Sharif presents trophy to the winning team at the 3rd rd Physical Agility and Combat Efficiency Championship. PHOTO: ISPR

Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif said on Friday Pakistan Army was the most battle-hardened army, claiming the overwhelming achievements in fight against terrorism spoke volumes of the force's professional competence.

“Our overwhelming achievements in fight against terrorism speak volumes of our professional competence, which has also been acknowledged globally," General Raheel said while addressing the closing ceremony of the 3rd Physical Agility and Combat Efficiency Championship held near Attock.

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Emphasising on the need of physical fitness for a soldier, the COAS also lauded the performance, competitive spirit and efforts of both trainers and trainees in achieving remarkable standards.

“All teams participated with extraordinary vigour and demonstrated highest level of motivation, agility and physical fitness,” a statement issued by the military’s media wing, ISPR, quoted him as saying.

The army chief added it was heartening to note that soldiers of Pakistan Army were way above the international standards laid down to judge the physical efficiency.

“Physical fitness helps in improving self-confidence and competence of a soldier,” he said.

General Raheel also appreciated the soldiers setting new records and encouraged them to participate in national and international events.

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Underlining the need of focused training, the army chief said it was the heart and soul of combat readiness, which contributed positively towards success on the battlefield.

The COAS also awarded trophies to winner and runner up teams and medals for best individual performances.

He was received by IG Training and Evaluation Lt Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa upon arrival.

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Sandip | 4 years ago | Reply | Recommend @numbersnumbers: I guess you are right. India has not had to face a situation where our own population feels so desperate that it has to wage war against the government. Just goes to show what a dark alley your countrymen have been led into over the decades by the ones claiming to be their protectors. And now when they have protested, they are being bombed to stone age. The obvious question is why the Pakhtoons and the Baloch? Why are they being targeted when the real terrorists are all sitting under official protection and patronage in the Punjab.
Masood Ali | 4 years ago | Reply | Recommend All the battles it has fought it has lost ? So whats the use ? So better they think about how to eat the 40-50% of the countries budget they gobble up every year.
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