Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa has lauded operational preparedness of the Pakistan Army troops, saying the armed forces of the country have become battle-hardened due to multiple counter-terrorism operations carried out against militants in the past.
The army chief said this while visiting Lahore Corps and Pakistan Rangers Punjab headquarters, said a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations on Saturday. During the visit, General Qamar was briefed on border situation and operational preparedness of the troops.
“CT (counter-terrorism) operations have made Pakistan Army battle hardened. I am proud of my officers and soldiers who have lived up to the expectations of nation. We stay steadfast,” he was quoted by the military’s media wing as saying.
The Chief of Army Staff said that he was proud of officers who lived up to expectations of the nation.
The COAS has been visiting multiple military headquarters amid tensions between the nuclear-armed neighbours after the Modi government revoked special autonomy of Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.