COAS stresses need to enhance capability in firepower, cyber domains


Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited the newly-raised Army Cyber Command and its two main components — Cyber Division and Army Centre of Emerging Technologies, the military said on Friday.

“Nature and character of warfare are changing. Firepower and cyber have emerged as the mainstay of future war and we need to enhance our capability and capacity in these domains,” the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) quoted the army chief as saying.

“The newly-raised Cyber Command shall progressively be linked to Tri-Services level and will also form part of national cyber initiatives to have synergy at a national level,” the COAS added.

Gen Bajwa was received by Commander Army Cyber Command Lieutenant General Asif Ghafoor. Lt Gen Sahir Shamshad Mirza, Lt General Azhar Abbas and other senior military officers were also present on the occasion.

A day earlier, COAS General Bajwa visited the Military College of Engineering (MCE) in Risalpur and appreciated engineers’ contributions during counter-terrorism operations, the military said.

The ISPR had said in a statement that the army chief laid a floral wreath at Shahuada monument and offered Fateha upon arrival at the MCE Risalpur.

The COAS was also briefed about training modules and various training facilities at MCE including Counter IEDs Explosive Munitions School (CEMS), Combat and Civil Engineering wings.


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