ISLAMABAD, JUN 12 (DNA) – Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has attended the closing session of corps level war game in Sialkot where he was briefed on planning parameters and conduct modalities of the exercise, the military said on Saturday.
The ISPR said the war game 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 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 Corps level Field exercise “Takskheer-e-Jabal”.
The COAS was briefed about conduct of ongoing exercise aimed at enhancing 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.
General Bajwa also interacted with the participating troops. Appreciating hard work, high morale and professionalism of troops, COAS expressed satisfaction over 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 COAS was received by Corps Commander Lieutenant General Azhar Abbas. = DNA