GUJRANWALA- The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Raheel Sharif said that armed forces are fully prepared to combat against challenges being faced by the country.

Chief of Army Staff made these remarks while addressing officers and men of the Armoured Division named "Men of Steel" at Gujranwala Garrison today. Raheel said it is an immense proud of Pak Army to defend the borders of country.

Appreciating the role of armed forces , he paid rich attribution to the martyrs in fight against terrorism, who rendered their sacrifices in defence of the country. He expressed the confidence on professional skills of the Pak Army.

Raheel Sharif said that high standard of training, professionalism and commitment to serve the motherland has been Pakistan Army's hallmark.

While appreciating the role of armoured formation, the COAS said, being the spearhead of military punch, they have played pivotal role in defence of the motherland. He said that Armoured corps maintains number of legendary units on its order of battle, who earned gallantry awards and accolades because of their successful operations in past wars.

The ceremony was attended by a large number of senior serving and retired officers, Junior Commissioned officers and men of the Armoured Division, Sialkot and Gujranwala Garrisons.

Earlier on arrival, Chief of Army Staff was received by Lieutenant General Tariq Khan, Commander Mangla Corps and Lieutenant General Salim Nawaz, Commander Gujranwala Corps.