RAWALPINDI: Chief of the Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa chairs the 235th Corps Commanders' Conference here at General Headquarters, Wednesday. - ISPR photo

RAWALPINDI: Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has stressed upon the need for enhancing combat readiness levels in the wake of evolving strategic and regional milieu.
The Chief of the Army Staff said this while chairing the 235th Corps Commanders’ Conference here at General Headquarters (GHQ) on Wednesday, according to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).
“The 5th generation warfare and hybrid application by anti-Pakistan elements against Pakistan’s vital interests must be safeguarded in synchronisation with the government’s policies,” the Army Chief reiterated.
He lauded the formations’ operational readiness and sustained efforts during internal security (IS) employment in aid of civil power, particularly the efforts during Muharram and flood relief duties. The COAS appreciated the high state of morale in the army and directed commanders to ensure welfare of troops during prolonged/extensive operational and IS deployments.
The forum was briefed on evolving regional environment and operational developments especially the situation along Line of Control (LOC), Pakistan’s positive role and contributions in Afghanistan peace process, situation along Western Border including fencing progress and Operation Raddul Fasaad. The COVID-19, locust control measures and support to the national polio immunization campaign also came under discussion.
The forum expressed satisfaction over positive developments/indicators in all domains and improved security situation across the country. Increased ceasefire violations (CFVs) along LOC targeting civil population by Indian military and blatant human rights violations (HRVs) in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJ&K) were noted as major cause of concern for regional peace and stability. The forum extensively deliberated upon prevalent situation inside IIOJ&K and evolving situation in Afghanistan with impact on Pakistan’s security dynamics. – TLTP