Army chief attends passing out parade in UK


General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) was the Chief Guest on Passing out Parade of 213 Regular Commissioning Course known as Sovereign’s Parade held at Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS) UK, on Friday, the ISPR said.
Apart from UK cadets, 41 International cadets from 26 different countries were among passed out cadets. Two Pakistani Cadets from Pakistan Military Academy Cadet Muhammad Abdullah Babar Malik and Cadet Mujtaba Ahmed Malik were among the passing out course.
On arrival at RMAS, the COAS was presented salute by the parade. COAS reviewed the Parade. The parade March past the saluting dias. The army chief also addressed the parade. He congratulated the passing out cadets on achieving this milestone. COAS also gave awards to distinguished cadets.
He stressed to preserve the vitality, relevance and internal sense of impartiality in multilateral institutions, maintain consensus on the collective defense of global commons and uphold the prestige of international law to maintain the world peace.
The Army Chief is the first ever Pakistani dignitary, who has been invited at Royal Military Academy as a Special Guest. General Qamar Javed Bajwa said the battlefield of tomorrow would be characterized by extreme precision, lethality and transparency which would be particularly challenging for military leaders, especially young officers in the battle, both mentally and physically.
He said his presence there today bears testimony to the deep-rooted relationship that exists between Pakistan and the United Kingdom.

The COAS said similarly, the bondage between the two armed forces is uniquely special as well, forged on the battlefields of Great Wars and kept alive over the years through exclusive regimental affiliations and close professional contact in training and a myriad of other military activities.
Apart from the British cadets, 41 international cadets from 26 various countries including two cadets from Pakistan Military Academy passed out the course. Cadet Muhammad Abdullah Babar and Cadet Mujtaba from Pakistan Military Academy participated in the course.