General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) visited formation of Sialkot Corps during its winter collective training exercise. COAS witnessed final phase of the operational exercise by an Infantry Division.
COAS appreciated battle procedures and operational proficiency of the participants. Speaking at the occasion COAS said that we can not afford to ignore our preparations and readiness for conventional response despite our commitments in ongoing Operation Radd ul Fasaad. Our experience of sub conventional operations is an add on towards our combat worthiness. He said that a professional Army being well trained, equipped and practiced deters war. COAS said that he takes pride in leading an Army which by the grace of Allah Almighty has served the nation by successfully combating terrorism and is prepared to respond to any conventional threat on borders for defence of the motherland.