Pakistan Army conducts field exercise

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RAWALPINDI, Nov 7 (APP): Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif on Monday visited field area near Lahore and witnessed the ongoing Army Field Exercise.
The COAS was briefed in detail about the exercise setting and conduct of manoeuvres, Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a press release here.
Later, the Army Chief visited troops in the field and appreciated their excellent training standards, battle worthiness and high morale.
Lt Gen Qamar Bajwa IGT&E, Lt Gen Umar Durrani, Commander Central Command and Lt General Sadiq Ali, Corps Commander were also present on the occasion.
The troops of Pakistan Army conducted night field manoeuvre exercise to validate operational plans, besides enhancing preparedness.
Earlier, General Raheel Sharif visited exercise area around Kharian-Gujranwala and witnessed troops engaged in the ongoing Army Field Exercise.
The COAS was briefed in detail about objectives and conduct of the exercise from newly inducted hi-tech net enabled virtual war room.
He later also witnessed field manoeuvre at night. Army field exercise is being conducted in Central and Southern Command to validate operational plans and enhance own preparedness.
Infantry and Mechanized columns of the Central Command with their requisite supporting troops and Punjab Rangers are carrying out the exercise.
He appreciated the excellent standard of training, professional skills and high morale of the participating troops.
Commander Central Command, Lt Gen Umar Durrani, Commander Gujranwala Corps Lt Gen Ikram Ul Haq and Inspector General Training and Evaluation (IGTE) Lt Gen Qamar Bajwa were also present.
The COAS was in exercise area near Kharian where he would spend night with troops and witness night and morning manoeuvres.