Rawalpindi- General Raheel Sharif, Chief of Army Staff (COAS), visited Tilla Ranges near Jhelum today and witnessed culmination of large scale maneuver exercises by formations of Central Command in near real environment.
PAF aircraft and major weapon systems including artillery provided live fire support to training maneuvers conducted by troops. COAS appreciated the professional skills and motivation of troops involved in the exercises. While talking to troops, COAS said strenuous training and highest standard of preparedness in peacetime are the only guarantors of peace. General Raheel Sharif said that all available means would be utilized to maintain the operational capability of the army to effectively respond to full spectrum of threat. Earlier on arrival, COAS was received by Lieutenant General Tariq Khan, Commander Central Command.