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Chief of Army Staff visits Kotri Ranges to witness Field Firing of Karachi Corps

Rawalpindi, February 26, 2014 (PPI-OT): Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Raheel Sharif visited Kotri Ranges to witness Field Firing and Battle Inoculation Exercise of Karachi Corps today. These exercises are aimed at training troops in various tactical operations under battlefield environment.

Fighter aircraft of Pakistan Air Force (PAF) and armoured fighting vehicles of Mechanized Division also participated in live firing manoeuvres as part of the field firing. COAS commended the standard of training of the participating troops and lauded their skills, precision and accuracy in engaging the targets and said that strenuous training and highest standard of preparedness in peacetime are the only guarantors of peace.

Perpetual quest for modern techniques, seizing initiative from the enemy and mastery in battle procedures are essential for success in all kinds of military operations, whether conventional or unconventional.

Speaking on the occasion COAS emphasized on all ranks to continue to focus on training and combat preparedness to respond to full spectrum of threat with speed and effectiveness. He reiterated the resolve of armed forces and said in unequivocal terms that with the backing of the Nation, we will accomplish our mission of defeating every threat to our motherland in accordance with the expectation of the people of Pakistan.

For more information, contact:
Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR)
Hilal Road, Rawalpindi, Pakistan
Tel: +9251 927 1605
Fax: +9251 927 1601

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