The exercise will prepare the military of its readiness, allowing thousands of troops to get the real feel of the combat missions along the eastern border.
“The exercise is aimed at validating and refining newly evolved doctrines,” the head of the army’s military training directorate, Muzammil Hussain, told foreign media in the garrison town of Rawalpindi.
The “Azm-e-Nau-3” or New Resolve exercise will mobilize 20,000 troops in the beginning, rising to 40,000 to 50,000 towards the end, he said.
The exercises will involve all branches of the military, including the air force, and will focus on the possibility of “conventional war on the country’s eastern border,” Hussain said.
“We cannot remain oblivious to what happens on our eastern borders,” Hussain told reporters.
“Pakistan desires peace and security both within and beyond,” he said, adding that maintaining peace and security is the army’s “key strategic policy”.
Azm-e-Nau-3 military exercise is really an operational exercise behalf of the Pakistan Army to test its doctrine and military capability. Indian Military also has such war games now and then along the border with Pakistan.