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September 23, 2020

Army alive to emerging challenges, regional threats: General Qamar Javed Bajwa

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September 23, 2020

RAWALPINDI: Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has said that the Pakistan Army is alive to emerging challenges and regional threats.

“We are completely focused towards internal and external challenges to defence of the country and prepared with matching response against all threats to sovereignty, security and territorial integrity of Pakistan,” the COAS said while interacting with officers and men during his visit to the Field Firing Ranges near Jhelum on Tuesday.

General Bajwa witnessed the demonstration of state of the art, Chinese origin third generation Main Battle Tank VT-4. The potent war fighting machine will be employed in offensive role by strike formations after induction.

The VT-4 is compatible with any modern tank in the world integrating advanced armour protection, maneuverability, fire power capabilities and state of the art technology, the ISPR said. Interacting with the officers and men, the COAS expressed satisfaction over demonstrated performance of Tank VT-4, another addition to inventory of Armoured Corps after recent induction of indigenously produced Al-Khalid-1 Tank.

“It has further strengthened Pakistan’s overall defence capability to thwart enemy designs,” he said. The COAS lauded troops for professionalism, operational readiness and highest training standards to meet challenges of modern day battlefield requirements.

Earlier, Corps Commander Mangla, Lieutenant General Shaheen Mazher Mehmood received General Bajwa at Tilla Field Firing Ranges. Pakistan officially received the first batch of VT-4 Tank from China in April this year and according to reports the tanks being possessed by Indian Army are no match for VT-4.