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CJCSC visit to HIT: 25th Feb 2010

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APP news footage showing the CJCSC visit to Heavy Industries Taxila (HIT), inspecting various products.

 

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Another major milestone was achieved when the first Squadron of JF-17 Thunder formally joined fighter aircraft fleet of Pakistan Air Force on Thursday (18th Feb 2010). A ceremony for the formal induction of JF-17 Thunder aircraft was held at one of the PAF's operational bases. Air Chief Marshal Rao Qamar Suleman, Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force was the chief guest on the occasion. The ceremony culminated when an A-5-III fighter led three JF-17 Thunder aircraft in a flypast following which a single JF-17 performed aerobatics over the venue.

COAS visits Tarbela Base and met Troops of Special Service Group - 9th Sep 2009

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Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani on Wednesday (9th Sep 2009) visited Tarbela Base and met troops of Special Services Group. He lauded the role of Special Services Group in operation Rah e Rast.

Pakistan Air Force Exercise Saffron-Bandit 2009/2010: 5th Sep 2009

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An air operational exercise named Saffron Bandit 2009-10 of Pakistan Air Force has started at a PAF Operational Base. Chief of the Army Staff General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani visited the operational base and examined the exercises. Air Chief, Chief Air Marshal Rao Qamar Suleman and other high officials were also present during the visit. Army Chief viewed live air combats and bombardments by PAF fighter aircrafts.

Lt Gen Tahir Mehmood visits the troops at Tilla Ranges - 22 June 2009

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Corps Commander Rawalpindi, Lieutenant General Tahir Mehmood reiterated the need for constant operational preparedness to meet all facets of security challenges. He was talking to the troops undertaking field firing exercises at Tilla Ranges (Jhelum). In this combined training event, PAF fighter aircraft in coordination with Army's heavy weapons including Artillery Guns engaged the targets to practice joint operational skills.

General Kayani & Air Chief Marshal Rao Qamar Suleman visit PAF operational Air Base - 15th June 2009

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Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani and Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Rao Qamar Suleman visited a PAF air base along with senior officers of both the forces and addressed the airmen on the occasion. Chief of Army Staff Gen. Kayani spoke at length on the issue of extremism and terrorism and strongly condemned such trends of handful of elements. He said that the Operation Rah-e-Raast was chosen as a last option after exercising various peaceful options. He said that the present situation is totally different from the situation of war where, the enemy is well known but in this situation the enemy is hard to be identified. He said differentiation between friend and foe is very difficult in this situation. We want to see peaceful Swat once again, he said. Later, the COAS clad in the G-Suit co-piloted the F-16 aircraft and took an aerial view of ground situation in the Operational area.

Interview of Parents of Capt Qamar Shaheed - 04 June 2009

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Parents of Shaheed Captain Qamar said that they are proud of their son Captain Qamar who died while defending Pakistan from terrorists in Swat. He was a practical Muslim and he devoted his life for the defence of Pakistan. He joined Pakistan army as he wanted to serve his country. His father highlighted and recalled the early life of shaheed captain. On this occasion, his mother also said that all mothers should be proud of their sons who are giving their lives for the defence of Pakistan.

Passing out Parade at PAF Academy Risalpur: 28th May 2009

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Pilot Officer Jibran Rasheed won Sword of Honur for best all round performance in College of Flying training, whereas coveted Sword Of Honor for best all round performance in College of Aeronautical Engineering was awarded to Pilot Officer Abdul Basit.

ISPR releases video of attack on relief convoy: 25 May 2009

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A convoy comprising of 7 military trucks, loaded with relief goods, moved from Engineers Center, Risalpur yesterday. In village Kota, terrorists placed explosive device enroute. As a result one truck and one single cabin were destroyed. Immediately after the explosion, the group of terrorist hiding inside the thick forest stared intense fire. Pak Army soldiers responded immediately and after 1 hour of fierce gun battle, the Army soldiers successfully managed to move the convoy to safety and their destination. During this deadly incident 4 soldiers of Pakistan Army, embraced Shahadat. The Party managed to move the convoy of food items to Mingora and distributed food to the needy.

ISPR releases video of failed suicide attempt at Khawazakhela: 25 May 2009

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Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) released a video of failed suicide attempt at Khawazakhela in which security forces fired and hit the car laden with explosive which exploded at a check post. After the explosion, injured civilians were evacuated from the scene of blast.

Pakistan Air Force precision strikes in Swat: May 2009

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This video released by APP shows Pakistan Air Force jets carrying out precision strikes in Swat.

SWAT battle, Pakistan - 13.05.2009

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This new footage shows the Pak Army troops during Swat operations.

Pakistan Army Aviation undertook a spectacular training exercise at Muzaffargarh Ranges – 08th March 2009

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Pakistan Army Aviation undertook a spectacular training exercise at Muzaffargarh Ranges. Firing from Cobra gunship helicopters was the main feature of the exercise. The exercise includes both day and night firing.

Agreement Signing Ceremony for the Serial Production of JF-17 - 07th March 2009

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With singing of an agreement between Pakistan Air Force and Chinese firm CATIC, the serial production of JF-17 (Thunder) aircraft would start soon. The agreement between PAF and CATIC on the basis of “seller’s credit” was reached at a ceremony held here on Saturday (7th March 2009), whereby 42 fighter jets would be jointly produced for the use of PAF. The agreement was signed on behalf of PAF by Chairman Pakistan Aeronautical Complex Air Marshal Khalid Chaudhry and President CATIC MA Zhiping, which was witnessed by Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Tanvir Mahmood Ahmed and Ambassador of China to Pakistan Luo Zhaohui besides other senior officials from both the parties. Under the agreement the lot of 42 aircraft would be co-manufactured by China and Pakistan and later these would be inducted in the PAF fleet.

NA Standing Committee on Defence Production visits PAC Kamra – 01st Jan 2009

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Standing Committee of National Assembly on Defence Production visited Pakistan Aeronautical Complex Kamra on 1st January 2009. today. Delegation was lead by Chairman Committee, Sheikh Aftab Ahmad. On arrival at PAC, Chairman Pakistan Aeronautical Complex Board, Air Marshal Khalid Mahmood Chaudhry along with other officials received the visiting delegation. The committee was first briefed on various ongoing projects in the complex and then the committee visited different sectors in the Complex.

Chief of Army Staff addresses Sesqui Centennial Ceremony of an Armour Regiment - 17th Nov 2008

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The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani addressed troops on the occasion of Sesqui Centennial Ceremony of an Armour Regiment at Pano Aqil Garrison. He appreciated the services and sacrifices of officers and jawans of the Regiment which they have rendered for the defence of the country. General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani also visited the Division Headquarters where he was briefed about the operational and administrative matters. He also visited the training area and saw the troops engaged in realistic and extensive training. Earlier, the COAS laid a floral wreath at Shuhada’s Monument (Pakistan Chowk) and offered Fateha. Corps Commander Karachi, Lieutenant General Shahid Iqbal was also present on the occasion.

Graduation Ceremony of Army Aviation Basic Courses P-49 and R-8 - 6th Nov 2008

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Graduation Ceremony of Army Aviation Basic Courses P-49 and R-8 was held at Army Aviation School Gujranwala on 6th Nov 2008. Lieutenant General Nadeem Taj, Commander Gujranwala Corps was the Chief Guest on the occasion.

Troops of Gujranwala Corps conducted Battle Inoculation and Field Firing Exercises - 25th Sep 2008

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Troops of Gujranwala Corps conducted Battle Inoculation and Field Firing Exercises at Tilla Ranges near Jhelum on 25th Sep 2008. During exercise, troops were given live firing practice in near realistic environment. The Battle Inoculation was witnessed by Corps Commander Gujranwala, Lieutenant General Waseem Ahmed Ashraf. PAF Mirage–5 and F-7 aircraft also participated in the exercise.

Cadets of PMA conducted Battle Inoculation and Field Firing Exercises - 17th Sep 2008

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Cadets of various courses undergoing training at Pakistan Military Academy (PMA) conducted Battle Inoculation and Field Firing Exercises at Tilla Ranges 0n 17th Sep 2008.

Defence Minister visits PAC Kamra - 12th Sep 2008

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Defence Minister Ch. Ahmad Mukhtar visited Pakistan Aeronautical Complex Kamra on 12th Sep 2008. Air Chief, Chief Air Marshal Tanveer Ahmad was also with him. On his arrival to the Complex, Chairman Pakistan Aeronautical Complex Air Marshal Khalid Chaudhry and other PAF Officials received him. The Minister was given briefing on the ongoing projects in different aeronautical factories of Kamra.

A roll out ceremony of Lama and AB-205 Helicopters - 9th August 2008

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A roll out ceremony of Lama and AB-205 Helicopters was held at the Aviation Base Workshop on 9th August 2009. General Officer Commanding Army Aviation, Major General Waqar Ahmed Kingravi was the chief guest on this occasion. The event marked successful completion of overhaul of 110th helicopter in the workshop.

10 Corps Commander visits exercise area at Tilla Range - 25th July 2008

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Corps Commander Rawalpindi, Lieutenant General Mohsin Kamal, visited troops in field firing exercises being held at Tilla Ranges on 25th July 2008. He witnessed troops engaged in different firing exercise of heavy weapons. He appreciated the professionalism, dedication and high spirit of the troops. Earlier, General Officer Commanding, Major General, Muhammad Zahir ul Islam briefed the Corps Commander about the aim, and parameters of the exercises.

COAS visited troops training centre in Tarbela - 22nd July 2008

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Special operations form an integral and key part of the strategy to fight terrorism. It is therefore, essential to optimize its current potential and to enhance its capabilities. This was stated by Chief of Army Staff, General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani while witnessing troops engaged in training activities near Tarbela. On a day long trip to the Special Services Group, he was briefed in detail about all aspects relating to operational capabilities of Special Services Group. He also saw troops engaged in extensive and rigorous training. He took special interest in the specialized equipment being used by these troops. He also met with troops injured during recent operations and inquired about their health and welfare. On arrival at the training area, The Chief of Army Staff was received by Major General Tahir Mahmood, General Officer Commanding Special Services Group.

Chief of Army Staff witness training activities in Kharian - 18th July 2008

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All available resources will be utilized to improve the operational capabilities of the army in accordance with prevailing and future challenges; this was said by the chief of Army Staff, General Ashfaq Pervaiz Kayani while witnessing training activities near Kharian on 18th July 2008. He appreciated the high morale and standards of training of all ranks. On arrival at the training area, the Chief of Army staff was received by Lieutenant General Ejaz Ahmad Bakshi, corps commander, Lahore.

Four F-16s join Pakistan Air Force - 28th June 2008

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A simple but impressive ceremony for handing over of four F-16 aircrafts to Pakistan Air Force was held at PAF Base Musahaf (Sargodha) on Saturday (28th June 2008). Air Marshal Rao Qamar Suleman, Deputy Chief of Air Staff (Operations), Pakistan Air Force received the Fighting Falcons from Lt. General Gary L. North, Commander 9th Air Force and USAF Central Command.

Chief of Army Staff visit to Sialkot Garrison - 24th June 2008

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Chief of Army Staff, General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani visited Sialkot Garrison on 26th June 2008. He witnessed troops engaged in routine training activities. He appreciated the high morale and standard of training of all ranks. He urged officers and men to acquire ‘core professional capabilities’. COAS also visited the Best Battalion of Army in the firing competition and gave away prizes to individuals for their outstanding performance.

Passing out parade of Aero Apprentices at PAF Base Korangi Creek - 6th June 2008

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Air Marshal Mohd Hassan, Deputy Chief of Air Staff (Training) was the chief guest of the ceremony. A total of 211 Aero Apprentices had successfully completed their technical training. Chief of the Air staff trophy for the best all round performance was awarded to AC Naveed Anwar from school of Aeronautics. Noor khan trophy for the best in academics was won by AC Intazar Ali from School of Electronics and Asghar Khan trophy for the best in academics was won by AC Javed Ahemd from school of Aeronautics.

COAS General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani visited Tilla field firing ranges - 31st May 2008

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The Chief of Army Staff, General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani visited Tilla field firing ranges near Jhelum on 31st May 2008 to witness annual field firing and battle inoculation maneuvers conducted in near real operational environment. A large number of troops participated in the exercise.

Media visit to South Waziristan - 19th May 2008

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ISPR organized a visit of selected media personnel to South Waziristan on 19th May 2008. Detailed briefing was provided by GOC 14 Div, Major General Tariq Khan on the Army operations to clear the area from miscreants. The media personnel also met some displaced persons who are now residing in camps. The team was also taken to Spinkai near Jandola where most of the action took place.

PM briefed on PAF’s activities - 17th May 2008

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Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani was given a detailed briefing on the ongoing development programmes of Pakistan Air Force (PAF) and its preparedness to protect the country’s aerial frontiers, at Air Headquarters on 17th May 2008. Deputy Chief of Air Staff (Operation), Air Marshal, Rao Qamar Suleman gave a comprehensive briefing to the Prime Minister, which was also attended by Defence Minister Ahmad Mukhtar, Defence Secretary and other officials. The Prime Minister also held a meeting with Air Chief Marshal Tanvir Mehmood Ahmed and discussed matters of professional interest.

Second successful flight test of Air Launched Cruise Missile Raad – 8th May 2008  

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Pakistan on 8th May 2008 conducted the second successful flight test of the indigenously developed Air Launched Cruise Missile, Ra’ad (Hatf-VIII). Ra’ad with a range of 350 kms, has been developed exclusively for launch from aerial platforms. Ra’ad Cruise Missile has special stealth capabilities as it is a Low Altitude, Terrain hugging missile with high maneuverability, and can deliver all types of warheads, with great accuracy.

Chief of Army Staff visits Malir Cantonment & Air War College – 30 April 2008

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Chief of Army Staff, General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, visited Malir Cantonment on 3oth April 2008 and witnessed troops engaged in routine training activities. He appreciated the high morale and standard of training of all ranks. Later, Chief of Army Staff visited the Air War College, Karachi and addressed the participants of Air War Course. Lieutenant General Ahsan Azhar Hayat, Corps Commander also accompanied the Chief of Army Staff during the visit.

Pak-Turk Air Force Exercise "Indus Viper" Concludes - 29th April 2008

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Ten days multi-dimensional operational exercise "Indus Viper" between Pakistan Air Force and Turkish Air Force concluded on 29th April 2008 at Pakistan Air Force Base, Mushaf, Sargodha. Air Marshal Shahid Lateef, Acting Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force was the Chief Guest at the occasion.
Pak-Turkish Joint Air Exercise – 26 April 2008

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Turkish Ambassador to Pakistan Mr. Rauf Engin Soysal and Maj. Gen. Sirin Unal, Deputy Commander, First Air Force Command Eskisehir witnessed 10-day multi-dimensional operational exercise ‘Indus Viper 2008’ between Pakistan Air Force and Turkish Air Force being underway in Sargodha. Air Commodore M Ashfaque Arian, Base Commander PAF Base Mushaf briefed the visiting dignitaries on the joint air exercise. Air Forces of the two brotherly countries are conducting a joint operational exercise to enhance interaction between the forces of the two countries.

Pakistan successfully conducts the first training launch of ballistic missile Hatf VI, (Shaheen-II) - 21 April 2008

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Pakistan successfully conducted the first training launch of long range ballistic missile Hatf VI, (Shaheen-II) on 21 April 2008. The launch was conducted by Army Strategic Force Command and marked the culmination of a field training exercise. According to ISPR, it validated the operational readiness of a strategic missile group equipped with Shaheen-II missile. Shaheen-II is Pakistan’s longest range ballistic missile system with a range of 2000km. It is a two stage solid fuel missile, which can carry both conventional and nuclear warheads.

Passing Out Parade of 117th Long Course at PMA Kakul - 19 April 2008

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Passing out parade of the 117th Long Course at the Pakistan Military Academy Kakul was held in the Academy at Abbottabad on 19th April 2008. Chief of Navel Staff Admiral Muhammad Afzal Tahir was the chief guest at the occasion. Cadet Aziz Akram was awarded the Sword of Honor.
Two Hindu cadets also were among the cadets who successfully completed the course.

Graduation Ceremony held at PAF Academy Risalpur – 18 April 2008

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A graduation parade was held at Pakistan Air Force Academy, Risalpur on 18 April 2008 marking the culmination of No 120th GDP and 64th Engineering courses. General Tariq Majid, Chairman Joint Chief of Staff Committee, was the Chief Guest on the occasion. Chief of Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force, Air Chief Marshal, Tanveer Mehmood Ahmad also witnessed the parade.
The coveted Sword of Honor for best all round performance in College of Aeronautical Engineering was awarded to Pilot Officer Anaf Hanan Lodhi, while the coveted Sword of Honor for best all round performance in College of Flying Training was awarded to Pilot Officer Muhammad Bilal Ahmad.

Second MRTP-33 commissioned into Pakistan Navy - 11 April 2008

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Pakistan Navy Ship KARRAR, the second Multi Role Tactical Platform (MPTP-33) was commissioned into Pakistan Navy on 11 April 2008. The commissioning ceremony was held at PNS Dockyard where Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Afzal Tahir was the chief guest.
The craft is designed for fast attack, maritime interdiction operation, contact probing and protection of coastal installations. Its has high stealth characteristics and can carry surface to surface missiles and guns.

Production of new Base Bleed 155mm ammunition starts at Pakistan Ordnance Factories - 12 April 2008

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Chief of Army Staff, General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, received the first lot of 155mm, Base Bleed (BB) Dual Purpose Improvised Conventional Munition (DPICM) from Chairman Pakistan Ordnance Factories Board, Lieutenant General Syed Sabahat Hussain in an impressive ceremony held at Pakistan Ordnance Factory on 12 April 2008. The ceremony was attended by high ranking military officers, Ambassador of South Korea Mr Shin Un and Chairman POONGSAN, Mr Jin Roy Ryu.

Induction ceremony of AN/TPS-77 radar in Pakistan Air Force - 07 April 2008

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Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Tanvir Mahmood Ahmed was chief guest at the induction ceremony of TPS-77 radar held at Masroor Air Base Karachi on 07 April 2008.

Chief of Army Staff visit to Khairpur Tamewali Field Firing Ranges at Bhawalpur - 27 March 2008

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The Chief of Army Staff visited Khairpur Tamewali Field Firing Ranges at Bhawalpur on 27-03-2008.

Pakistan Chief of Army Staff visit to the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Complex - 26 Feb 2008

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Chief of Army Staff, General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani visited a field area on 28 Feb 2008 and addressed Officers, Junior Commissioned Officers, Non Commissioned Officers and Jawans. Earlier Chief of Army Staff visited Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Complex where he was briefed about the UAV System inducted in the Army. Chief of Army Staff witnessed the demonstration flight and appreciated the training standards achieved by troops.

Inauguration ceremony for the manufacturing of JF-17 Thunder sub-assemblies in Pakistan - 22nd Jan 2008

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On 22nd Jan 2008, an inauguration ceremony for the manufacturing of JF-17 Thunder sub-assemblies was held at the Pakistan Aeronautical Complex in Kamra, at which Air Chief Marshal Tanvir Mahmood Ahmed was the chief guest.

PAF Female Pilots Complete Operational Conversion on Fighter Aircraft - 17 March 2008

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The first two female pilots of Pakistan Air Force (PAF) completed their operational conversion on F-7 fighter aircraft on 17 March 2008.

Corps Commander Rawalpindi visits exercise area near Mangla - 17 Dec 2007

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Corps Commander Rawalpindi Lt. Gen. Mohsin Kamal visited troops undergoing winter collective Training exercises near Mangla on 17 Dec 2007. General Officer Commanding, Major General Sajjad Ghani briefed the Crops Commander about the training parameters. The Corps Commander witnessed various training activities and appreciated the standard of training, professionalism and motivation in troops undergoing training.  

COAS General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani visit to training areas in Sialkot - 15 Dec 2007

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Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani visited the training areas in Sialkot on 15 Dec 2007, where troops were busy conducting training for Low Intensity Conflict. Lieutenant General Waseem Ahmed Ashraf, Corps Commander accompanied COAS during the visit.


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