Indian Army shall always get a befitting response to any misadventure or aggression. Pakistan Army shall take measures to protect innocent civilians along the LoC and Pakistan Army will defend honor, dignity and territorial integrity of the motherland at all costs.
On December 22, 2020 COAS General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited forward troops deployed along the Line of Control (LoC). There he was briefed about the latest situation – Indian ceasefire violations deliberately targeting innocent civilians along the LoC, and recent targeting of the United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) vehicle by Indian troops against all international norms and conventions.
Appreciating the operational preparedness and high morale of the troops, COAS lauded the officers and men for their continued vigilance and professionalism. COAS stressed that “Indian provocations, particularly recent targeting of UNMOGIP vehicles, are a threat to regional peace and stability.”
He reemphasized, “Indian Army shall always get a befitting response to any misadventure or aggression. Pakistan Army shall take measures to protect innocent civilians along the LoC and Pakistan Army will defend honor, dignity and territorial integrity of the motherland at all costs.”
Commander Rawalpindi Corps Lieutenant General Azhar Abbas received COAS at the LoC.
Pakistan Armed Forces, with the support of our great nation, are fully prepared to vanquish threats in all domains.
COAS General Qamar Javed Bajwa and CAS Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan visited the field exercise area near Gujranwala on December 16, 2020 where they were received by Commander Army Air Defence Lieutenant General Hamood Uz Zaman Khan. Commander Mangla Corps Lieutenant General Shaheen Mazhar Mehmood and Commander Gujranwala Corps Lieutenant General Syed Asim Munir were also present on the occasion. COAS and CAS witnessed the ongoing field exercise, where concepts related to optimum use of Long Range Air Defense weapon systems and airspace management were practiced.
The exercise manifested the concept of Comprehensive Layered Integrated Air Defense in which air defense weapons of all regimes were incorporated. The exercise was particularly aimed at achieving optimum synergy amongst air defense elements, maneuvering forces and all aerial platforms including fighter aircraft, helicopters and drones, thereby mastering response against any misadventure by the enemy.
Speaking on the occasion, COAS lauded the professionalism of Army Air Defence and expressed complete satisfaction on operational readiness. COAS emphasized, “There is a need for greater cooperation, integration and synchronization to tackle complex and fluid battlefield challenges that lie ahead.” He concluded by saying, “Pakistan Armed Forces, with the support of our great nation, are fully prepared to vanquish threats in all domains.”
Shaheen (Eagle)-IX is ninth in the series of joint exercises between Pakistan Air Force (PAF) and the People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) which started in 2011 and are held in Pakistan and China on an alternate basis. The joint air exercise conducted from December 9-24, 2020 is intended to further enhance interoperability of both air forces and has provided an excellent opportunity to learn from each other’s experience. The conduct of Pak-China Joint Air Exercise “Shaheen-IX” at an Operational Air Base of PAF was witnessed by Pakistan’s Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) General Nadeem Raza, Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa and Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Pakistan Air Force, Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan.
On December 18, 2020, COAS General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited PAF’s Operational Base to witness Pak-China Joint Air Exercise “Shaheen-IX”. He was received by CAS Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan.
Addressing the participants of the exercise, COAS said, “The joint exercise will improve combat capacity of both Air Forces substantially and also enhance interoperability between them with greater strength and harmony.” COAS added that such joint training ventures are vital to increase combat readiness of both countries to face the emerging geo-strategic challenges.
While interacting with the base personnel, COAS lauded the professionalism and dedication of PAF and reiterated the importance of inter-services harmony and synergy for operational success. He concluded by saying, “PAF’s cutting edge aside, what makes it Second to None is the high morale and thorough professionalism of its personnel.”
CJCSC General Nadeem Raza witnessed the conduct of Pak-China Joint Air Exercise “Shaheen-IX” on December 19, 2020. Upon his arrival, he was received by CAS Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan.
CJCSC lauded the professionalism of the participants and appreciated the efforts of PAF and PLAAF in conducting the bilateral exercise in a befitting manner. CJCSC also said, “The exercise would further strengthen and promote friendship and cooperation between the two great nations as well as Armed Forces of Pakistan and China.”
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