Islamabad -  Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa on Tuesday visited Strike Corps at Mangla and witnessed the ongoing training and addressed officers and troops. According to the ISPR, while interacting with Mangla Corps troops, the COAS appreciated the state of high morale and standard of training.

He said that despite our commitments on western border and internal security duties “we cannot remain oblivious to perpetual conventional threat”, which demands high standards of training and operational readiness.

Talking about challenges being faced by Pakistan, the COAS quoting Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah said that “no power can undo Pakistan and for this purpose, the nation and its state institutions shall continue to cohesively perform in the best interest of the country”.

“We have come a long way in responding to the challenges and Pakistan is bound to rise. The only thing needed is to stay steadfast and remain united as a nation” he emphasized.

Upon arrival at Mangla, the army chief was received by Commander Mangla Corps Lt-Gen Azhar Saleh Abbasi. Inspector General Training and Evaluation Lt-Gen Hidayat Ur Rehman was also present.