Army fully alive to regional threats: COAS

By: News Desk      Published: 07:50 PM, 22 Sep, 2020
Army fully alive to regional threats: COAS
COAS General Qamar Javed Bajwa visits field firing ranges near Jhelum to witness demonstration of state-of-the-art Chinese origin third generation main battle tank VT-4.

Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Tuesday visited Field Firing Ranges near Jhelum to witness demonstration of state-of-the-art Chinese origin third generation main battle tank VT-4, said ISPR.

According to the military’s media wing, this potent war fighting machine will be employed in offensive role by strike formations after induction. VT-4 is compatible with any modern tank in the world integrating advanced armour protection, maneuverability, fire power capabilities and state-of-the-art technology. It has further strengthened Pakistan’s overall defence capability to thwart enemy designs.

Interacting with the officers and men, COAS General Bajwa expressed satisfaction over demonstrated performance of Tank VT-4, another addition to inventory of Armoured Corps after recent induction of indigenously produced Al-Khalid-1 Tank.

The COAS said: “Pakistan Army is alive to emerging challenges and regional threats. We are completely focused towards internal and external challenges to defence of country and prepared with matching response against all threats to sovereignty, security and territorial integrity of Pakistan.”

He lauded troops for professionalism, operational readiness and highest training standards to meet challenges of modern day battlefield requirements.

Earlier, Corps Commander Mangla, Lieutenant General Shaheen Mazher Mehmood received COAS at Tilla Field Firing Ranges.