Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited field training area in Cholistan Desert, reported ISPR on Friday.
According to Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), COAS General Bajwa was received by Corps Commander Lieutenant General Khalid Zia upon his visit to field training area in Cholistan.
Army Chief was briefed about conduct modalities of two-week long Corps level exercise Zarb e Hadeed. The exercise aimed at enhancing operational preparedness of formations by creating synergy among Infantry, Mechanized Forces, Combat Aviation, Surveillance platforms, Army Air Defence and Artillery while operating within defensive Operation cycle of a Corps.
The troops and units participating in the exercise displayed great degree of professionalism and synergy while conducting offensive and defensive maneuvers in different phases of the exercise, said ISPR.
COAS General Bajwa lauded the dedication and professionalism of participating troops and expressed complete satisfaction over combat readiness and training standards of Bahawalpur Corps.
The Army Chief noted that excellent training and commitment enhance the operational capability for effective response to all threats and challenges.
Furthermore, COAS visited Logistic installations of Bahawalpur Corps and lauded the engineering skills and maintenance standards achieved.
Prior to this Pakistan Army’s Karachi Corps conducted ‘Jidar -ul- Hadeed’ military exercise in Thar desert in February last month.
The field exercise focused on enhancing operational preparedness, synergy amongst various components of forces and effective response measures under actual battlefield environment.
Defense experts say the military exercise is a befitting response to the ‘Yudh Abhyas’ (War Game) military exercise between US Army and Indian Army at the Mahajan Field Firing Range in Rajasthan, India near Pakistan border.