BAHAWALPUR - COAS General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani spent a busy day and witnessed the ongoing military exercise Azm-e-Nau-III here on Monday. The Army Chief visited logistics installations, various formations and units participating in the exercise. He also had an aerial view of the mechanised movement. Gen Kayani appreciated the high morale of the troops who were taking part in the exercise. The COAS was accompanied by Commander Southern Command Lt-Gen Khalid Shamim Wyne, Corps Commander Bahawalpur Lt-Gen Naeem Khalid Lodhi and other senior military officers. The Army Chief also laid a floral wreath at Yadgar-e-Shuhada. He met with Marri Tribe students studying in Army Public School and College System, Bahawalpur. It may be mentioned here that more than 300 Baloch students are studying in various Army public schools throughout the country. On the third day of exercise Azm-e-Nau-III on Monday, the troops of the Foxland Forces were trying to cross the international borders, while the Blueland Forces were offering stiff resistance. Pitched battle was going in the border area while the Blueland Forces swiftly reached the forward areas. On the second day of the exercise, the Foxland Air Force destroyed the main bridge on the river but engineers of the Blueland laid tracks and rebuilt the bridge to help mechanized columns to cross the river and join their forces in forward locations. Online adds: COAS Gen Kayani also visited the logistic base at Khanewal. Sources said Gen Kayani praised the standard of the military exercise. He appreciated the professional expertise and proficiencies of Army personnel, saying, Our troops are capable of defending every inch of the country, adding that the war games would help in enhancing operational and professional skills of the armed forces. The ongoing exercise is the culmination of year-long training process in light of the directives of the COAS who had declared 2009-10 as 'Year of Training. All available surveillance and reconnaissance assets are being practiced and utilised in the exercise to validate their efficacy.