Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Monday visited training area in Thar Desert near Chhor.
The army chief’s comments came during his visit to the Thar Desert, near Chhor, where troops are participating in a training exercise called “Jidar-ul-Hadeed”, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.
COAS witnessed ongoing training exercise wherein the operational capability of field formations operating in desert is being tested in near battlefield environment.
COAS was given detailed briefing by exercise commander on the aim & objectives of ongoing exercise & drills / procedures being practiced to ensure complete dominance of the battlefield. The troops have been undergoing this exercise under strenuous field conditions for over two weeks which will culminate on 28 Feb. While lauding the standard of training of participating troops, COAS expressed his complete satisfaction over operational preparedness & combat readiness of the formation. Vigorous training & highest standard of preparedness in peacetime are the only guarantors of peace