RAWALPINDI: 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.