Closing ceremony of Pakistan-Turkiye joint military exercise ATATURK-XII 2023 was held in Tarbela. Troops from Turkish Special Forces and Pakistan’s Special Services 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 and 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 a part of bilateral military cooperation between both friendly countries.
Major General Asad Nawaz Khan, Director General Military Training witnessed the closing ceremony as the 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.
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