Pakistan Army is world's most accomplished force: Gen Raheel

Published May 18, 2015
“We must continue to train hard in peace time to be able to take on multi-dimensional challenges in future conflicts,” said the army chief.- ISPR
“We must continue to train hard in peace time to be able to take on multi-dimensional challenges in future conflicts,” said the army chief.- ISPR

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif on Monday said the Pakistan Army was the “most accomplished” force the world now recognised after having “cleansed large remote areas of terrorists in the most treacherous terrain and in the most trying circumstances.”

Talking to officers and troops after witnessing the conclusion ceremony of the 4th Army Physical Agility and Combat Efficiency System (PACES) Championship at Kharian Cantonment, General Raheel termed the army’s performance in recent operations as “phenomenal.”

He also expressed satisfaction over objectives of new physical standards achieved through the new fitness regime.

“We must continue to train hard in peace time to be able to take on multi-dimensional challenges in future conflicts,” said the army chief.

Later, the COAS gave away trophies to the winning and runner-up teams and also distributed medals for individual performances.

A hundred “Fittest of the Fit” and five “Super Fit” soldiers of Pakistan Army were awarded certificates and insignias.

On his arrival at Kharian, the army chief was received by Corps Commander 1 Corps Lieutenant General Mian Muhammad Hilal.

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