RAWALPINDI April 1 (NA): Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif visited Tilla Ranges Wednesday near Jhelum and witnessed culmination of large scale maneuver exercises by formations of Central Command in near real environment. COAS appreciated the professional skills and motivation of troops involved in the exercises. While talking to the troops, General Raheel Sharif said Pakistan Army is fully prepared to deter and defeat any form of aggression across the entire spectrum of threat. He emphasized that the whole nation was firmly standing alongside its armed forces to root out menace of terrorism from across the country and we will not stop short of accomplishing our mission, irrespective of the cost. He exhorted troops to fully focus on training and professional pursuits as the strenuous training and highest standard of preparedness in peacetime were the only guarantors of peace. Earlier on arrival at exercise area, COAS was received by Lt Gen Mian Muhammad Hilal Hussain, Commander Central Command.
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