ISPR: Exercise Zarb-e-Hadeed aimed at enhancing operational preparedness

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

04th Mar, 2021. 10:06 am

The troops of Bahawalpur Corps are practicing drills and procedures as part of annual winter collective training exercise Zarb-e-Hadeed.

The media wing of Pakistan Military, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) in a statement on Thursday said that the corps level exercise is aimed at enhancing operational preparedness and synergy amongst various components of forces.

ISPR, in addition to this said that the exercise areas covers vast expanse of desert and plains where the participating units are rehearsing various response measures under testing weather conditions, challenging terrain and actual battlefield environment.

The Participating units displayed high level of synergy and professionalism during the assembly, move, tactical combat and fire power demonstration phases of the exercise.

In February this year, the Troops of Pakistan Army’s Karachi Corps practiced in tactical drills and procedures as part of exercise “Jidar-ul- Hadeed” in Thar Desert.

The military’s media wing said the four-week long defensive maneuver exercise is aimed at validating concept of defence in deserts.

The troops were encouraged during their training by the visit of the COAS, who dropped by in Thar Desert near Chhor, where he witnessed the integrated maneuvers of infantry and mechanized forces in a defensive role.

Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa on the occasion, stressed vigorous training and the highest standard of preparedness as in peacetime they were a guarantee to peace.

While lauding the standard of training of participating troops, COAS expressed his complete satisfaction over operational preparedness and combat readiness of the formation.

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