COAS Bajwa’s remarkable achievements


Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa, who served as the 16th Army Chief of Pakistan, has had an exceptional career throughout his life. General Bajwa was commissioned in 1980 in the 16th Battalion of the Baloch Regiment at the Sialkot Cantonment – the same unit that his father commanded.
Prior to his appointment as the Chief of Army Staff of Pakistan Army, on September 22 2015, Lt-Gen. Bajwa was posted in the General Headquarters when he appointed as the Inspector-General of the Training and Evaluation (IGT&E) where he was a Principal Staff Officer to then-Chief of Army Staff, General Raheel Sharif.
He also served as the field commander of the X Corps from August 14, 2013 to September 22, 2015 which is responsible for the area along the Line of Control at Kashmir. COAS Bajwa wisely handled the matters pertaining to anti-militant operations Zarb-e-Azb and Radd-ul-Fasaad and recognized peace in the country as his key mission.
In August 2011, he was honored with the Hilal-i-Imtiaz, and posted as an instructor at the School of Infantry and Tactics in Quetta, and later taught staff course at Command and Staff College in Quetta, and course on national security at the National Defence University. In December 2016, he was awarded Nishan-e-Imtiaz.
In October 2018, he was awarded the Order of the Military Merit by Jordan’s King Abdullah II.
In addition, in 2003, Brig. Bajwa commanded the Pakistan Armed Forces-Africa Command, attached to the UN peacekeeping mission MONUSCO, in Congo.
Bajwa is a graduate of Command and Staff in Canada and later attended and secured his graduation from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, United States. He also attended the National Defence University. General Bajwa was awarded the position as Chief of Army Staff (COAS) till November 2019, and has been given extension in his tenure as Army Chief.

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