COAS visited Shawal to review the last phase of operation and spent whole day with troops busy rooting out terrorists from their last bastions, closer to Pak-Afghan Border.
He was briefed in detail by formation commander about operational gains so far. COAS was apprised that since start of last phase in February 2016, in treacherous terrain of Shawal, more than 800 sq km of area has been secured inflicting heavy casualties on terrorists. Lauding the successful completion of Shawal Operation, COAS acknowledged exceptional achievements, courage, determination and sacrifices of troops in achieving the objectives.
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