RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Thursday witnessed the concluding sessions of the Pak-China military exercise at the National Counter Terrorism Training Centre in Pabbi.
The two month long exercise called Warrior-4 focused on high impact counter terrorism operations both in rural and urban areas using heli-borne and special forces of both countries.
Gen. Bajwa, while speaking to officers and troops on the occasion, noted that sharing of best experiences through series of exercises had improved counter terror combat skills of both Chinese and Pakistan troops.
He emphasised that such exercises have integrated the two armies and will help us to eliminate terrorism from the region.
He lauded that the NCTC has been recognised as a world class facility and is attracting other armies for training with our Army.
“We will continue to offer our training services for defeating the menace of terrorism and bringing peace,” said Gen Bajwa while appreciating the interest of friendly countries in training with Pakistan Army.
COAS also commended the staff of Training Centre for having trained Rangers, Police, ASF and other services also in fighting terrorists.
Later, the Chinese military commander thanked Pakistan Army for the highest standard of training and skills which isan asset that China shall continue to benefit.
“Our successful training and closeness will help further consolidate long term trusted strategic friendship of our two eternally friendly countries,” the Chinese Commander said.
COAS also witnessed the first ever Long Range sniper shooting competition called The Striker’s Cup, in which 100 top civilian and military shooters from all over the country participated.
He awarded prizes to the best shooters. Major Junaid was declared the best shooter and won the Striker’s Cup.
COAS directed to expand the scope and participation of firers to train our youth to be able to win shooting competitions at international level.