Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa says Pakistan Army is alive to emerging challenges and regional threats and is focused on internal and external challenges to defence of the motherland.
This was expressed by him during a visit of Field Firing Ranges near Jhelum today (Tuesday) to witness demonstration of state of the art, Chinese origin third generation Main Battle Tank VT-4.
According to Director General Inter Services Public Relations, the Army Chief said the country is prepared for a matching response against all threats to sovereignty, security and territorial integrity of Pakistan.
General Qamar Javed Bajwa said that 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, manoeuvrability, fire power capabilities and state of the art technology.
Interacting with the officers and men, 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.
The COAS lauded troops for professionalism, operational readiness and highest training standards to meet challenges of modern day battlefield requirements.