In a recent statement, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen Syed Asim Munir, NI (M), has highlighted the pivotal role played by junior leaders in the Pakistan Army, underscoring their significance in both conventional and unconventional warfare. This message was conveyed through a press release issued by the ISPR media wing.
Gen Syed Asim Munir emphasized the exceptional professionalism and leadership standards upheld by the Pakistan Army when compared to modern armies worldwide. He stated that the junior leaders of the Pakistan Army have consistently demonstrated their capabilities in various domains, including training, operations, and international competitions.
The COAS made these remarks during his address to the participants of the Junior Leadership Academy Shinkiari, which serves as a Center of Excellence for the training of Non-Commissioned Officers (NCOs). He acknowledged the valuable contributions of these junior leaders and their pivotal role in the army’s success.
During his visit to the academy, Gen Syed Asim Munir laid a floral wreath at the Yadgaar-e-Shuhada and interacted with the academy’s participants. His visit was marked by a warm reception from the Inspector General Training & Evaluation.
Subsequently, the Army Chief attended the opening ceremony of the Multi-national Special Forces Exercise “Eternal Brotherhood-II” held at Barotha Garrison. This exercise brings together special forces contingents from Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Qatar, Turkiye, and Uzbekistan for a two-week-long training program.
Gen Syed Asim Munir engaged with the participating forces, gaining insights into the scope and conduct of the exercise. He was briefed by the General Officer Commanding Special Service Group regarding the exercise’s objectives.
The “Eternal Brotherhood-II” exercise aims to strengthen the historic military-to-military relations among friendly nations. It emphasizes joint employment concepts, identifying areas of mutual interest for future military collaborations, and sharing experiences in countering terrorism.
This exercise underscores Pakistan’s commitment to fostering cooperation with its international partners in the field of military operations and counterterrorism efforts. Gen Syed Asim Munir’s presence at the event reaffirms Pakistan’s dedication to building strong relationships with allied nations and collectively addressing security challenges.
COAS Gen Syed Asim Munir’s recent statements highlight the essential role of junior leaders in the Pakistan Army and recognize their contributions to the nation’s security and defense. Additionally, the participation of multiple nations in the “Eternal Brotherhood-II” exercise demonstrates Pakistan’s commitment to international cooperation in countering terrorism and enhancing military capabilities.