Thursday, 27 February 2014 13:15:26
COAS reiterates Armed Forces' resolve to accomplish mission of
defeating threat to motherland
RAWALPINDI, Feb 26 (APP): Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General
Raheel Sharif on Wednesday reiterated the resolve of Armed Forces
and said in unequivocal terms that with the backing of the nation,
they would accomplish their mission of defeating every threat to
the motherland in accordance with the expectation of the people.
During his visit to Kotri Ranges to witness Field Firing and
Battle Inoculation Exercise of Karachi Corps, he commended the
standard of training of the participating troops and lauded their
skills, precision and accuracy in engaging the targets.
The COAS said that strenuous training and highest standard of
preparedness in peacetime are the only guarantors of peace.
Perpetual quest for modern techniques, seizing initiative from
the enemy and mastery in battle procedures are essential for success
in all kinds of military operations, whether conventional or
unconventional, he added.
The COAS emphasized on all ranks to continue to focus on
training and combat preparedness to respond to full spectrum of
threat with speed and effectiveness.
According to ISPR here, these exercises are aimed at training
troops in various tactical operations under battlefield environment.
Fighter aircraft of Pakistan Air Force (PAF) and armoured
fighting vehicles of Mechanized Division also participated in
live firing maneuvres as part of the field firing.
Earlier, on arrival at Kotri, the COAS was received by
Lieutenant General Sajjad Ghani, Corps Commander Karachi.