Punjab

Pakistan Army, Air force conduct joint exercise in Jhelum

Pakistan Army and Air Force (PAF) on Saturday tested their joint conventional fire power capability in Central Command exercise at Jhelum firing ranges.
In a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), Commander Central Command Lieutenant General Azhar Saleh Abbasi briefed the audience about aims, objectives and conduct of exercise.
The exercise marked culmination of a process aimed at integrating all available fire power assets/sensors held with both Pakistan Army and Pakistan Air Force through an optimized near real time Sensor – Shooter Grid in a Network Assisted Environment.
Various concepts related to integration of firepower assets like PAF, Artillery, Air Defense, SSG, Army Aviation, Infantry and Armor in support of offensive and defensive maneuvers in a conventional war were practiced, perfected and validated during the exercise.
Chief of General Staff (CGS) Lieutenant General Bilal Akbar witnessed the concluding event as chief guest.
A large number of senior Army and Air Force officers witnessed the fire power display.
The CGS applauded efforts of all ranks in making the exercise professionally rewarding and reiterated requirement for continuous efforts to hone professional skills in defense of motherland.
He commended their services while also congratulating them on conduct of successful exercise.