COAS lauds army teamâ€™s â€˜commendableâ€™ performance in international military exercise
Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif has appreciated the â€œcommendable performanceâ€ of a Pakistan Army team, which secured a gold medal at an annual international military patrolling exercise held in the United Kingdom last month.
The army chief met members of the winning team on Thursday, the militaryâ€™s media wing, Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement on Thursday.
A total of 122 teams participated in â€˜Exercise Cambrian Patrolâ€™, one of the toughest patrolling tests for military personnel, the communiquÃ© added.
â€œThe COAS appreciated the team for their commendable performance in winning the medal, and keeping Pakistanâ€™s flag high.â€
This was the third time Pakistan Army won gold in the Cambrian Patrol. The militaryâ€™s team had last year shared the first place award with the Royal New Zealand Army, beating 140 teams from armies across the globe. The Indian army secured second place, winning a silver medal.
The international military patrolling exercise marks an important event in British armyâ€™s training calendar. Run by the 160th Infantry Brigade and Headquarters Wales, over a 140 countries compete in the exercise, which puts the soldiersâ€™ strength to the test.
source The Express Tribune news