According to a press release by Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), COAS General Raheel Sharif visited training area near Pabbi and witnessed concluding ceremony of Pakistan Army Team Spirit competition near Mangla.
COAS General Raheel Sharif, speaking on the occasion, highlighted the importance of physical fitness and spirit of team work.
COAS said, that confronted with multifarious challenges in diverse terrain, Pakistan Army has to be in the best physical and mental fitness for a robust and prompt response. Add to this the spirit of sacrifice and patriotism, it makes us the most formidable force in the face of any adversity.
The team spirit matches were held in the mountainous terrain near Mangla from 31st to 4th April.
Apart from all the Corps of Pakistan Army, Sri Lankan Army Team also participated in the competition. It is worth mentioning that 16 officers from six Countries including China, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Kazakistan and Maldives also came to attend the competition as observers,” ISPR mentioned.
The team spirit competition was aimed at testing survival skills and physical endurance spread over 72 hrs which included 23 field events.
“A very intense set of physical activities in the shortest time test the physical limits of the participants,” the release read.