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Wednesday, May 22, 2024

UK army chief praise COAS Asim Munir

General Sanders highlighted the battle-hardened nature of the Pakistan Army, noting its capability to defend the nation and provide crucial assistance to partner countries.

General Sir Patrick Sanders, Chief of the General Staff of the United Kingdom, offered praise for Chief of Army Staff General Asim Munir and acknowledged the “honesty and integrity” of Pakistan Armed Forces officers.

Speaking as the chief guest at a luncheon held at the Army and Navy Club in London, honoring nearly 50 senior British military personnel of the Quetta Association who had studied and served in the Pakistan Army’s Command and Staff College over the past 50 years, General Sanders lauded the professional competence and expertise of the Pakistani military. He emphasized Pakistan’s significance as a top priority for the UK Army in various aspects of defense association and collaboration during his tenure.

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Reflecting on his past visits to Pakistan, General Sanders expressed regret that his upcoming visit would be his last in uniform. He underscored the vital geopolitical position of Pakistan, situated at the crossroads of East and West.

General Sanders highlighted the battle-hardened nature of the Pakistan Army, noting its capability to defend the nation and provide crucial assistance to partner countries.

The event was attended by numerous distinguished British military officers who commended the professionalism and adaptability of the Pakistan Army. Among them were Lieutenant General Sir Alistair Irwin (graduate of 1980), Lieutenant General Anthony Palmer (1981), Brigadier Nick Thompson (1971), Brigadier Tony Berry (1970), and Major General Seumas Kerr (1985).

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Organized to commemorate the enduring impact of British officers’ time in Quetta, the event also featured remarks from Pakistan High Commission’s Army and Air Adviser, Colonel Taimur Rahat, who highlighted the college’s historical significance in training and grooming officers since 1905.

Souvenirs were presented during the event to the chief guest and other notable attendees by the spouse of the Pakistani High Commissioner.