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Army aware of internal, external challenges: army chief

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Tuesday said that Pakistan Army is alive to emerging challenges and regional threats, according to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).
The army chief said this during his visit to Field Firing Ranges near Jhelum. He witnessed a demonstration of state of the art, Chinese origin third-generation Main Battle Tank VT-4, said the ISPR in a statement.
“We are completely focused towards internal and external challenges to the defence of the country and prepared with a matching response against all threats to sovereignty, security and territorial integrity of Pakistan,” said the army chief.
General Bajwa said that potent war-fighting machines will be employed in an offensive role by strike formations after induction.
While interacting with the officers and men, the COAS lauded troops for professionalism, operational readiness and highest training standards to meet challenges of modern-day battlefield requirements.
According to ISPR, the COAS expressed satisfaction over the demonstrated performance of Tank VT-4, another addition to the inventory of Armoured Corps after the recent induction of indigenously produced Al-Khalid-1 Tank.
The VT-4 is compatible with any modern tank in the world integrating advanced armour protection, manoeuvrability, firepower capabilities and state of the art technology.