COAS Bajwa stresses on maintaining high level preparedness along LOC

The Nation  |  Jun 15, 2021

Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Tuesday ordered the military leadership to maintain the best operational readiness on the Working Boundary, Line of Control, and Pak-Afghan border.

According to a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), he was addressing a two-day long 78th Formation Commanders Conference at General Headquarters in Rawalpindi here on Tuesday.

The army chief lauded the high standard of training displayed by formations during various exercises besides the excellent performance of officers and troops participating in international training events and competitions.

Gen Bajwa expressed satisfaction over the progress of the stabilization operations across Pakistan following the successes of Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad.

Reviewing the situation on Eastern Border and the latest developments in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the forum expressed complete solidarity with the Kashmiri people in their just struggle for the inalienable right to self-determination as enshrined in UNSC Resolutions.

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The COAS laid special stress on maintaining high standards of operational preparedness along the Line of Control and Working Boundary and Pak-Afghan International Border in the wake of evolving geo-strategic milieu.

General Bajwa appreciated formations for their all-out support to the national response for tackling the COVID-19 pandemic, locust and eradication of polio.

The forum was also apprised on Pakistan’s meaningful support to the Afghan peace process and stringent measures being taken for enhancing border security.

The forum was also briefed on the cutting-edge technologies being harnessed to modernize Army’s outfits besides the up-gradation of logistics infrastructure corresponding to emerging operational imperatives.

The forum also paid rich tribute to the resilient nation particularly the people of tribal areas for their supreme sacrifices in the war against terrorism.

Progress on transition and uplift of the newly merged districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and socioeconomic development in Balochistan as a dividend of hard-earned peace and stability were also reviewed.

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The COAS also awarded trophies to Mangla and Multan Corps for their overall best performance in sports and training respectively.

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