Two-week Pakistan-Bahrain Joint Exercise Al-BADAR-VIII begins
RAWALPINDI: (Suno News) The opening ceremony of two-week Joint Exercise Al-BADAR-VIII was held at National Counter-Terrorism Centre, Pabbi with the participation of contingents from Pakistan Army and Bahrain National Guards, reported the ISPR.
The military’s media wing also said that Al-BADAR is an annual joint exercise in counter-terrorism domain between Pakistan and Bahrain. The Director General Military Training was the Chief Guest of opening ceremony.
The exercise is aimed at nurturing joint employment and interoperability besides, harnessing the historic military to military relations among the brotherly countries, it added.
“Both the countries have displayed zeal and enthusiasm for benefiting from each other’s expertise/experience,” the ISPR noted.
Also in September 2023, the military contingents of Pakistan and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia concluded the joint counter-terrorism exercise Al-Battar-1.
Special forces teams from the two countries took part in the two-week activities.
The ISPR had said, “Combat aviation along with the special forces of both countries displayed their professional excellence. The exercise concluded with a fly past.”
The military’s media wing added, “The exercise was aimed at further harnessing the historic military-to-military relations between both brotherly countries, including nurturing of joint employment concept against counter-terrorism and identifying areas of mutual interest for future military collaborations.”
The two nations routinely conduct such exercises. In February, joint exercise “Al-Samsaam-VIII-22” was held in K-P’s Pabbi area.