Operation Zarb-e-Azb is a joint military offensive being conducted by the Pakistan Armed Forces against various militant groups. ISPR releases a worth watching video, how our jawan’s are fighting and giving their lives in N.Waziristan.
The main element to made any operation successful is how the operation is executing, so Pakistan armed forces is using both direct and indirect strategy to counter militants.
Here’s an official video released by ISPR,based on real events how Pakistan Armed Forces is enforcing.
War Tactics Being Used In Operation Zarb e Azb
The global war on terror has eventually changed the traditional concept of warfare tactics to counter a perceived threat and demolish its roots.
Strategically, it encompasses all levels of ‘battle tactics’ (i.e., technical, tactical, operational, theater and grand strategy) to locate and eradicate militants and their sanctuaries effectively, making sure the militants are not able to strengthen themselves again.
Pakistan Army initiated full-fledged military strikes by adopting ‘tactical’ strategy, to unite all kinds of forces to push them back.
In this regard, PAF conducted surgical strikes to wipe out hideouts of militants in the mountains of Miran Shah, followed by infantry launched search and clear operation.
The ‘theater strategy’ denotes the significance of terrain and its effects along with ensuring the isolation of enemy by all means. For this purpose, Pakistan government asked Afghan officials to seal the Pak-Afghan border and to cooperate in counter-terrorism efforts.
The ‘grand strategy’ involves the entire nation in fighting this battle along with military forces against the terrorists.
The operation was launched on 15 June 2014 in North Waziristan along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border as a renewed effort against militancy in the wake of the 8 June attack on Jinnah International Airport in Karachi, for which the TTP and the IMU claimed responsibility.
Part of the ongoing war in North-West Pakistan, described as a “comprehensive operation” to flush out all foreign and local militants hiding in North Waziristan.