General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) visited a formation during the ongoing Winter Collective Training Exercise on November 30, 2018 at Sialkot. He witnessed final phase of the operational exercise by an Infantry Division.
He appreciated battle procedures and operational proficiency of the participants. Speaking at the occasion, COAS said, “We cannot afford to ignore our preparations and readiness for conventional response despite our commitments in ongoing Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad. Our experience of sub-conventional operations is an add-on towards our combat worthiness.” He further said that an army that is professional, well-trained, equipped and practiced deters war. COAS remarked that he takes pride in leading an army which has served the nation by successfully combating terrorism and is prepared to respond to any conventional threat on borders for defence of the motherland.
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