Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Qamar Javed Bajwa has said that training is a vital part of every soldier’s professional development and it must remain Pakistan Army’s hallmark to meet the challenges of future battlefield. General Qamar Javed Bajwa said this during his visit to Bahawalpur, said the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) on Thursday. The Chief of Army Staff was briefed on operational, training and administrative matters of Bahawalpur Corps. He also witnessed snipers’ training of soldiers who demonstrated successfully shooting targets at long ranges as far as 1,500 meters. Interacting with officers and men, the COAS appreciated their professional prowess and high morale. The Army Chief lauded shooters on their commendable marksmanship skills. He particularly congratulated trainers for optimum utilisation of extreme long range facility developed to train high quality marksmen and snipers who are proving decisive in today’s battlefield environment.