Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif on Friday said that due to the multidimensional threats faced by the country, the military needed to have a “high state of preparedness at all times”.
According to a statement from the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR,) the army chief said this during a visit to the Sonmiani firing ranges near Karachi to view the Air Defence Firing Exercise.
Appreciating the professionalism and standards of the participating units, Gen Sharif emphasised that highest standards of training and professionalism must remain the military’s hallmark to accomplish the given mission.
Full range of air defence weapons including guns and surface to air missiles were used in the exercise.
Earlier, on arrival at the Range, COAS was received by Lieutenant General Muhammad Zahid Latif Mirza, Commander Army Air Defence Command.