RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa Tuesday said effective integration of various arms and services during training was imperative for befitting response to an adversary during the war.
He visited Pano Aqil and witnessed training of formation at Field Firing Ranges, Salehpat, said an Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) news release.
The COAS was given a detailed briefing on operational preparedness of the desert formation training in the field.
The participating troops demonstrated integrated battle drills by various components as part of the defensive battle in the desert including fire and manoeuvre.
Interacting with troops, the COAS appreciated their combat readiness, training standards and high morale while training under such tough conditions.
He also planted a tree as part of the Sarsabz-o-Shadab Pakistan campaign.
He commended formation for this undertaking in unfavourable desert conditions aimed at preservation of the environment and strengthening the defence of the area.
Later, the COAS visited the family of Sepoy Hizb Ullah Jatoi Shaheed, in village Dattar Dino; Pano Aqil, who embraced Shahadat on September 5, 2021, due to an improvised explosive device attack on Frontier Constabulary troops deployed at Quetta.
The COAS inquired about the well-being of the family and directed all concerned to ensure the welfare of the families of Shuhada; who had sacrificed their lives for the defence of the motherland.
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