Islamabad: Pakistan's army chief General Raheel Sharif Friday said his troops are the most battle-hardened and their achievements against terrorism are acknowledged globally.
The Chief of Army Staff said while addressing the closing ceremony of the third Physical Agility and Combat Efficiency Championship held near Attock in Punjab, army said in a statement.
He said Pakistani soldiers were way above the international standards as per the guidelines followed worldwide.
"Our overwhelming achievements in fight against terrorism speak volumes of our professional competence, which has also been acknowledged globally," he said.
"Physical fitness helps in improving self-confidence and competence of a soldier," he said.
He lauded the performance, competitive spirit and efforts of both trainers and trainees in achieving remarkable standards.
"All teams participated with extraordinary vigour and demonstrated highest level of motivation, agility and physical fitness," he said.
The army chief appreciated the soldiers setting new records and encouraged them to participate in national and international events.
He also said that training was heart and soul of combat readiness, which contributed positively towards success on the battlefield.