RAWALPINDI - Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Raheel Sharif, Friday visited Sonmiani Ranges and witnessed air defence firing exercise.

According to ISPR, full range of air defence weapons including guns and surface-to-air missiles were used in the exercise. The COAS greatly appreciated the professionalism of participating units and standards achieved in engaging aerial targets.

While interacting with the troops, the COAS reiterated that the multidimensional security threats faced by the country required a high state of preparedness at all times. Highest standard of training and professionalism must remain our hallmark to accomplish the mission, he emphasised.

Earlier, on arrival at the Range, Commander Army Air Defence Command, Lt Gen Muhammad Zahid Latif Mirza, received the COAS.

Gen Sharif’s visit follows an important meeting of the army’s top brass earlier this week which reviewed internal and external threats to Pakistan’s national security.