ATATURK - XII: Pakistan and Turkey joint counter terrorism drills in Tarbela
The closing ceremony of the Pak-Turkiye joint military exercise “ATATURK-XII 2023” was held at Tarbela Thursday, said a statement issued by Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR).
Troops from the Turkish Special Forces and Pakistan’s Special Service Group (SSG) participated in the exercise. The two-week-long exercise was aimed at sharing mutual experiences in the 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 the 12th joint exercise of the Ataturk series as part of bilateral military cooperation between both friendly countries.
Major General Asad Nawaz Khan, Director General Military Training 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.