General Qamar Javed Bajwa, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), paid visits to Risalpur and Nowshehra, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) reported on Thursday.
When the army chief went to the School of Armor and Mechanized Warfare (SA&MW) in Nowshehra, he was given a briefing on the school’s training policies, with a focus on the mechanised warfare training programme as it relates to upcoming battlefield requirements.
The COAS dedicated a newly constructed Tank VT4 training facility, which would offer a state-of-the-art training system to train Armoured Corps officers and soldiers on the recently introduced VT-4 tanks, one of the most lethal and sophisticated war-fighting equipment, in the Pakistani army.
According to the ISPR, the COAS also opened the Centre of Excellence for Mechanized Warfare Training, which will improve students’ technical and tactical skills. Gen. Bajwa praised the School of Armour and Mechanized Warfare for keeping up with new battlefield challenges and preparing officers and soldiers to combat new dangers.
He also paid a visit to the Military College of Engineering (MCE) Risalpur, where he placed a floral tribute at the Shahuada memorial and made a Fateha offering when he arrived.