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Army chief satisfied with performance of Chinese VT-4 tanks

Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa is witnessing a corps level exercise at Kharian. Image: ISPR/Youtube

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has expressed his complete satisfaction on the performance of newly inducted Chinese VT-4 tanks equipped with sophisticated technology and latest weapon system coupled with enhanced mobility.

After witnessing a corps level exercise at Kharian, General Qamar Bajwa stressed that realistic training in peace time was must to meet any eventuality. “Continued practice of operational drills is imperative for effective response to wide ranging threats,” he said, according to the media wing of armed forces, Inter Services Public Relaitons (ISPR).

The COAS witnessed culmination phase of the exercise aimed at validating operational concepts as a sequel to Army War Games.

The exercise aimed at enhancing operational preparedness of formations, encompassing defensive and offensive tasks for various contingencies. The exercise involved employment of latest weapon systems including VT4 tanks and combat air support. COAS appreciated the operational readiness and professionalism of participating troops.

Earlier, on arrival Bajwa was received by Commander 1 Corps Lieutenant General Shaheen Mazher Mahmood in the exercise area followed by a comprehensive briefing on the exercise.

On June 2, General Qamar Javed Bajwa had visited the field training area near Kotli. He was briefed about conduct modalities of a corps level exercise ‘Taskheer-e-Jabal’.

The exercise was aimed at enhancing operational preparedness of formations, encompassing defensive and offensive tasks during various contingencies within an operational cycle. The troops and units participating in the exercise rehearsed various defensive and offensive manoeuvres in the mountainous terrain.


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