Army chief reviews preparedness of troops deployed along LoC

By: News Desk      Published: 08:33 PM, 6 Oct, 2020
Army chief reviews preparedness of troops deployed along LoC
Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Qamar Javed Bajwa

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Qamar Javed Bajwa, on Tuesday visited Skardu and Gilgit to see operational preparedness of the FCNA troops deployed along the Line of Control (LoC).

According to a tweet posted by the director-general (DG) of the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the media wing of the Pakistan Army, “The COAS visited Skardu and Gilgit today. On arrival at Skardu, COAS was briefed on the latest situation and operational preparations of FCNA troops deployed along #LOC. Interacting with officers and men, the COAS appreciated their high morale, operational readiness under challenging environment and harsh weather conditions. 

“The COAS emphasised to ensure highest levels of readiness for effectively responding to emerging threats. The COAS also visited Gilgit and inaugurated state of the art Software Technology Park, an initiative of the Special Communication Organisation (SCO). The facility will help create an environment for research and innovation in the fields of #IT and defence communication by honing and harnessing the skills of our brilliant youth.

“It will serve as a trigger for the development of the cyber industry in the area. Acknowledging efforts of #SCO, the COAS said that establishment of IT clusters in remote areas will have a great effect by encouraging innovation and digitisation.”