Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited Chanoki near Chawinda in Sialkot on Friday and witnessed a military exercise dubbed as ‘Victory Shield’ of Gujranwala Corps troops, the military’s media wing said.
According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the army chief was briefed on objectives, planning parameters and conduct modalities of the exercise which is aimed at enhancing operational preparedness of formation, encompassing defensive and offensive tasks in response to any misadventure by the adversary.
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The army chief expressed satisfaction over the training standards and professional competence of the troops.
Addressing the participating troops, Gen Qamar stressed realistic and strenuous training in the field. “Such exercises help bolster troops’ confidence, enhance cohesiveness/synergy and optimise their combat potential,” the COAS was quoted by the ISPR as saying.
Earlier on arrival, Gen Qamar was received by Lieutenant General Muhammad Aamer, Commander Gujranwala Corps.