COAS witnesses Chinese origin VT-4 Tank commissioning into Strike Formation
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Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa Tuesday visited Gujranwala to witness the commissioning of a state of the art Chinese origin VT-4 Tank into Strike Formation, said a statement issued by Inter Services Public Relations.
COAS witnessed a demonstration of the VT-4 Tank which is a robust warfighting machine. Based on its advanced armour protection, high manoeuvrability and exceptional firepower, VT-4 can be compared with any modern main battle tank of the world.
Equipped with an auto transmission system and deep water fording operation capability, it is considered a potent weapon of strike formations. COAS also visited the Dynamic Integrated Training Simulator of VT-4.
Interacting with officers and troops, COAS said continuous up-gradation of conventional capabilities is imperative for maintaining a qualitative edge over the adversary and deter aggression.
VT-4 Tank is another symbol of Pakistan – China strategic cooperation and defence collaboration, and its induction will boost strike capabilities of our formations, COAS remarked.
The fast-changing dynamics of warfare demand the highest degree of professionalism and rigorous training with due focus on harnessing sophisticated technologies, COAS emphasised.