Gen Bajwa briefed
on operational formation
at Lahore Corps HQs

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LAHORE: Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa today (Tuesday) visited Headquarters Lahore Corps and was given detailed briefing on operational preparedness of the formation.

On the occasion, General Bajwa appreciated the Corps operational preparedness and measures taken against coronavirus pandemic, the ISPR stated in a press release. 

Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa

The Army Chief also visited Lahore Medical College (LMC), Lahore where he laid the foundation stone of School of Allied Health Sciences (SAHS).

While interacting with the students and faculty, the COAS said that LMC has emerged as a leading College in Pakistan and is playing a pivotal role in producing Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) & BS (Honors) Medical Imaging Technology (MIT) of the highest caliber.

He emphasised on the youth to strive for excellence while always seeking to optimally contribute for their country and service to humanity.

Later, the COAS visited the forward troops in Bedian, where he was briefed by local Formation Commander. COAS expressed satisfaction over the high standard of operational readiness and morale of troops.

While interacting with officers and troops, he said that we are a battle-hardened Army that has rendered innumerable sacrifices in the line of duty and are ready to defend our motherland at all costs.

According to a press release issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), COAS was given detailed briefing on operational preparedness of the formation. COAS appreciated the Corps operational preparedness and measures taken against CORONA pandemic.

Meanwhile, General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) witnessed a Corps level exercise at Kharian. COAS witnessed culmination phase of the exercise aimed at validating operational concepts as a sequel to Army War Games.

The exercise aimed at enhancing operational preparedness of formations, encompassing defensive and offensive tasks for various contingencies. The exercise involved employment of latest weapon systems including VT4 tanks and combat air support. COAS appreciated the operational readiness and professionalism of participating troops. COAS expressed his complete satisfaction on the performance of newly inducted Chinese VT-4 tanks equipped with sophisticated technology and latest weapon system coupled with enhanced mobility.

COAS stressed that realistic training in peace time is must to meet any eventuality. “Continued practice of operational drills is imperative for effective response to wide ranging threats,” COAS emphasised.

Earlier, on arrival the COAS was received by Commander 1 Corps Lieutenant General Shaheen Mazher Mahmood in the exercise area followed by a comprehensive briefing on the exercise.