COAS inspects Corps-level wargames in Sialkot, Kotli

By: News Desk      Published: 01:12 PM, 12 Jun, 2021
COAS inspects Corps-level wargames in Sialkot, Kotli
COAS General Qamar Javed Bajwa addressing the troops.

Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited Sialkot and Kotli, said a statement issued by the ISPR in Rawalpindi on Saturday.

At Sialkot, the Army Chief attended the closing session of corps-level wargame where he was briefed on planning parameters and conduct modalities of the exercise.

The wargame was based on the defensive operations cycle of a corps under a conventional battlefield environment in line with Operational and Planning Directives of the Pakistan Army.

The COAS appreciated sound planning and befitting application of varying operational response options to crystallise future plans in view of evolving threat matrix.

Earlier on his arrival, the COAS was received by Corps Commander Lieutenant General Syed Asim Munir.

The COAS also visited troops undergoing field training near Kotli at the conclusion of the Corps-level field exercise “Takskheer-e-Jabal”. 

The COAS was briefed about the conduct of the ongoing exercise aimed at enhancing the preparedness of formations for various defensive and offensive manoeuvres in mountainous/semi-mountainous terrain. Troops rehearsed tactical/operational responses to various contingencies under testing conditions.

The COAS also interacted with the participating troops. Appreciating the hard work, high morale and professionalism of the troops, the Army Chief expressed satisfaction over the conduct of the exercise. Realistic and futuristic training corresponding to evolving threats is imperative for maintaining operational readiness, the COAS remarked.

Earlier on his arrival, the COAS was received by Corps Commander Lieutenant General Azhar Abbas.