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Pak-Turkiye joint military exercise 'ATATURK-XII 2023' concludes

Pak-Turkiye joint military exercise 'ATATURK-XII 2023' concludes
February 9, 2023 Web Desk

RAWALPINDI (92 News) - The closing ceremony of Pak-Turkiye joint military exercise 'ATATURK-XII 2023' was held at Tarbela on Thursday.

According to a press release issued by the ISPR, troops from Turkish special forces and Pakistan’s Special Service Group (SSG) participated in the exercise.

The two-week exercise was aimed at sharing mutual experiences in counter-terrorism domain, rehearsing / adopting best practices and enhancing cooperation between the two armies.

Drills / techniques regarding Compound & Cave Clearance, Sniper Training, Improvised Explosives Devices (IED) handling and Combat Medic training were special focus areas of the joint exercise. This is 12th joint exercise of the Ataturk series as part of bilateral military cooperation between both friendly countries.

Military Training Director General Maj Gen Asad Nawaz Khan witnessed the closing ceremony as chief guest.

Turkish military delegation was headed by Centre Commander for Counter Terrorism Training and Exercise, Colonel Mustafa Kahraman, who also attended the closing ceremony.