Pakistan-Turkey Joint military exercise “ATATURK-XI” begins

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Turkey’s joint military exercise, ‘ATATURK-XI’, has started in Tarbela to help in adapting the emerging trends in military modernisation and cooperation.

According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement, said that the opening ceremony of Pakistan- Turkish joint military exercise “ATATURK-XI” 2021, held at Special Service Headquarters, Terbela.

Turkish Special Forces and Special Service Group (SSG) troops will take participate in 3 weeks long joint exercise.

The military’s media wing added that the exercise includes Counter-Terrorism, Close Quater Battle, Cordon and Search, Rappelling, Fire and Move techniques, Helicopter Rappelling, Compound Clearance, Hostage and Rescue and Free Fall operations. The joint military exercise will further strengthen the bond of two brotherly nations and will help in adapting the emerging trends in military modernization and cooperation.

Last day, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited Kharian Garrison. COAS attended the ongoing War Game of the Central Command. COAS commended innovativeness of military planners to cope up with the mounting challenges and ensure impregnability of country’s defence.

On arrival, COAS was received by Commander Central Command Lieutenant General Shaheen Mazhar Mehmood at Kharian Garrison.

The army chief also interacted with officers and appreciated their professionalism, operational readiness and commitment to defend motherland in the face of conventional and non-conventional threats. COAS also praised them for their high morale and indomitable spirit.

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