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Army is to continue defending, serving the nation: COAS

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RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has said that the Pakistan Army will continue defending and serving the nation in every possible way.
The COAS said this while addressing the two-day long 78th Formation Commanders’ Conference at the General Headquarters (GHQ), said the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) on Tuesday.
He appreciated the high standard of training displayed by formations during various exercises, besides excellent performance of officers and troops participating in international training events and competitions. He expressed satisfaction over progress of the stabilisation operations across Pakistan following the successes of Operation Raddul Fasaad.
Reviewing the prevailing situation on the eastern border and the latest developments in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the forum expressed complete solidarity with Kashmiri people in their just struggle for the inalienable right to self-determination as enshrined in the UNSC Resolutions.
The army chief laid special emphasis on maintaining high standards of operational preparedness along the Line of Control (LoC), Working Boundary (WB) and Pak-Afghan International Border in the wake of evolving geo-strategic milieu.
The COAS appreciated the high standard of training displayed by formations during various exercises, besides excellent performance of officers and troops participating in international training events and competitions. He commended the formations for their constant focus on training and high state of morale which augments their operational readiness.
The army chief appreciated formations for their all-out support to national response for tackling Covid-19 pandemic, locust and eradication of polio.
The COAS also awarded trophies to Mangla and Multan Corps for their overall best performance in Sports and Training respectively.
According to the ISPR, the conference was attended by corps commanders, principal staff officers and all formation commanders of the Pakistan Army. Participants were briefed on the prevalent geo-strategic environment, challenges to national security and their own strategy in response to evolving threats. Participants held detailed discussions on a host of professional matters.
The military’s media wing said that the forum was also briefed on the cutting-edge technologies being harnessed to modernise army’s outfits, besides up-gradation of logistics infrastructure corresponding to emerging operational imperatives.
The forum paid rich tribute to the resilient nation particularly the people of tribal areas for their supreme sacrifices in the war against terrorism. The forum also reviewed progress on transition and uplift of the newly merged districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and socio-economic development in Balochistan as a dividend of hard-earned peace and stability.
The forum was also apprised on Pakistan’s meaningful support to Afghan Peace Process and stringent measures being taken for enhancing border security. – TLT