Army to defend motherland against any misadventure, says COAS


RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Friday said that Pakistan Army was fully prepared to defend the country against any misadventure.

He made the remarks while speaking to troops near Jhelum, where he went to witness a military exercise.

“Pakistan Army is fully invested in peace and stability of the region,” he was quoted as saying by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). “However we are ready and resolute in defending the motherland against any misadventure.”

According to ISPR, Gen Bajwa appreciated the operational training standards and high morale of troops.

The exercise was aimed at stimulating battlefield conditions to train the troops in a realistic environment, ISPR added.

“Fire of various weapon systems including tanks, anti-tank weapons, multiple caliber artillery guns and PAF fighter jets, were part of the exercise,” the statement said.

The army chief urged troops to focus on training and professional pursuits “as the strenuous training and highest standard of preparedness is the hallmark to deter any belligerence.”