General Qamar Javed Bajwa Chief of Army Staff (COAS) visited Risalpur and Nowshehra. On arrival at Military College of Engineering (MCE) Risalpur, the COAS laid floral wreath at Shahuada monument and offered fateha. COAS visited MCE and was briefed about training modules and various training facilities at MCE including Counter IEDs Explosive Munition School (CEMS), Combat and Civil Engineering wings. COAS was briefed that CEMS, a state of the art training facility, is contributing phenomenally for training of Pakistan Army, PAF, PN, Police and from friendly countries. This training has been a key element for successful operations during war against terror as it enabled manpower to search/identify IEDS laid by terrorists and clearing/dismantling terrorists infrastructure and area clearance ensuring force protection. The COAS visited structural lab at MCE designed to test/verify various standards of huge infrastructures. The COAS also met the Corps of Engineers champion team of International PACES competition and lauded their professionalism and skills. The COAS appreciated the Corps of Engineers for their outstanding contributions during various operations particularly during counter terrorism operations. Later, COAS visited School of Armour and Mechanised Warfare (SA&MW) Nowshehra. The COAS was briefed about training aspects of the school with focus on mechanised warfare training regime as per future battle field requirements. COAS inaugurated newly built training complex for Tank VT4 which will provide cutting edge training system to train Armoured Corps officers and men on newly inducted one of the most potent and modern war fighting machines, VT-4 tanks, in Pakistan army. COAS also inaugurated Centre of Excellence for mechanized warfare training which will enhance technical and tactical capacity of students. The COAS lauded SA&MW for staying abreast with emerging future battlefield challenges and preparing officers and men to overcome new threats.