COAS visits training area in Thar Desert

Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Monday visited training area in Thar Desert near Chhor.

COAS witnessed ongoing training exercise wherein the operational capability of field formations operating in desert is being tested in near battlefield environment, states ISPR.

The training exercise Jidar -ul- Hadeed involves integrated manoeuvres of infantry and mechanised forces in a defensive role. COAS was given detailed briefing by exercise commander on the aim and objectives of ongoing exercise and drills / procedures being practiced to ensure complete dominance of the battlefield.

According to the media wing of the Armed forces, the troops have been undergoing this exercise under strenuous field conditions for over two weeks which will culminate on 28 Feb.

While lauding the standard of training of participating troops, COAS expressed his complete satisfaction over operational preparedness & combat readiness of the formation.

Further, COAS stressed that vigorous training and highest standard of preparedness in peacetime are the only guarantors of peace.


Earlier, on his arrival at training area, COAS was received by Corps Commander Lt. Gen. Nadeem Anjum.