MULTAN: Chief of Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa visited the headquarters of Southern Command here on Wednesday.

The COAS was given detailed briefing on operational, training and administrative matters of the formation in the headquarters of Southern Command, says an Inter Services Public Relations press release.

Later, the COAS visited Abdul Hakim to witness integrated training of strike corps troops busy in practicing drills and procedures involving crossing of major water obstacles as part of offensive manoeuvre. He also interacted with participants in the exercise.

The COAS said that such exercises enhance confidence of troops and hone professional skills for enhancing their optimal combat potential.

“Pakistan Army is a well trained and battle hardened cohesive force ready to take on any challenge confronting defence and security of Pakistan,” the COAS remarked. He said “despite challenges, our focus remains on enhancing conventional capability of Pakistan Army including Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance, Air Defence, Cyber and mechanisation. Only a well trained army equipped with future battlefield technologies can safeguard sovereignty and territorial integrity of the country”.

Earlier on arrival at the HQ Southern Command, the COAS was received by Lt Gen Muhammad Chiragh Haider.

Published in Dawn, October 28th, 2021

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