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Gen Bajwa visits National Counter Terrorism Center during Druzhba military exercise

PABBI: General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS), paid a visit Monday to the National Counter Terrorism Center on the last day of Pak–Russia Joint Training Exercise Druzhba III, Inter Service Public Relation (ISPR) notified. 

According to details, the exercise was focused on counter terrorism training of the Special Operation Forces of Pakistan and Ground Forces of Russian Federation, in addition to exchanging mutual counter terrorism experiences.

The media wing of Pakistan armed forces said that the COAS praised the participating troops for their dedication, skill and professionalism.

“This exercise is great forum to reinforce existing relationship between the two militaries,” he added.

Russian Deputy Head of Mission in Pakistan Valadamir Betezyuk was also present on the occasion.


The Russian Army Contingent arrived in Pakistan, on October 22, to participate in Pak-Russia Joint Training Exercise ‘Druzhba-III’.

‘Druzhba-III’ is 3rd exercise as part of Pak-Russia bilateral training cooperation, adding that the 1st Exercise was held in Pakistan during 2016 while 2nd in Russia in 2017.

Moreover, on October 16, Pakistan Navy’s major maritime exercise Seaspark-18 also began in Karachi, spanning over two months, the drill is being conducted in Arabian Sea all along Pakistan Coast from Jiwani to Sir Creek.

The purpose of this exercise is to assess war preparedness and validate operational plans of Pakistan Navy taking cognizance of emerging regional and global challenges.




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