Tuesday, April 6, 2010

20,000 Troops to Take Part in War Games ‘Azm-e-Nau-3’

For the first time in the history of Pakistan’s military exercises, 20,000 troops from all arms and services, including the Pakistan Air Force (PAF), are set to try the “Modular Method” of field exercises in the Punjab and Sindh.The last large-scale field exercise, Zarb-e-Momin, was held in 1989, when the Army chief was General Mirza Aslam Beg and the prime minister was Benazir Bhutto. Defence attaches from selected embassies would be invited to witness and evaluate these war games, while India has been informed about these exercises.“These Army war games, Azm-e-Nau-3,” will be held from April 10 to May 13, which sees the culmination of a long and deliberate process of war games, discussions and logistic evolution of the concept of warfare that is fully responsive to a wide menu of emerging threats. “The exercise is a concept of validation stage of the operational thought process manifested in the form of tactical, operational and organisational aspects, which would be validated and refined through the lessons learnt,” said Director General Military Training Major General Muzammal Hussain while talking in Rawalpindi to the print and electronic media flown in from all over Pakistan..........................Link

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