COAS views Tank VT-4 demo

By Staff Reporter
Wednesday – September 23, 2020
RAWALPINDI: The chief of army staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa expressed satisfaction over demonstrated performance of third generation main battle Tank VT-4 (T-VT-4), Tuesday, another addition to inventory of armoured corps after recent induction of indigenously produced Tank Al-Khalid-1 (T-AK1).

According to an Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement, COAS general Bajwa visited Tilla field firing ranges near Jhelum to witness the demonstration of state of the art, Chinese origin T-VT-4. Mangla corps commander, lieutenant general Shaheen Mazher Mehmood received COAS at the venue.

This potent war fighting machine will be employed in offensive role by strike formations after induction.

T-VT-4 is compatible with any modern tank in the world integrating advanced armour protection, manoeuvrability, fire power capabilities and state of the art technology.

Interacting with the officers and men, COAS said that Pakistan army is alive to emerging challenges and regional threats.

T-VT-4 has further strengthened Pakistan’s overall defence capability to thwart enemy designs.

We are completely focused towards internal and external challenges to defence of country and prepared with matching response against all threats to sovereignty, security and territorial integrity of Pakistan.

COAS general Bajwa lauded troops for professionalism, operational readiness and highest training standards to meet challenges of modern day battlefield requirements.

Separately, according to an ISPR statement on Tuesday, as a result of fire from across the border in Bajur sector, on Pakistan army post along Pakistan - Afghanistan border, late last night, led to the martyrdom of Sepoy Sabir Shah, aged 24 years.

Pakistan has been consistently raising the issue of Pakistan - Afghanistan border management, to avoid use of Afghanistan soil against Pakistan.