COAS General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited Bahadur Ranges near Attock on December 29, 2016 and witnessed Pak-Jordan joint exercise “Fajr-ul-Sharq 1”. It was a two weeks long joint counter terrorism training event to share experience of both armies.
Speaking on the occasion, COAS congratulated the participants on successful conduct of the exercise and appreciated high standards of professional competence displayed by the troops. He said that ‘conduct of such joint exercises helps improving professional expertise in conducting CT operations’. He also said, “The nature and character of war has changed where direct conflict has become an un-preferred choice. While Pakistan Armed Forces are fully trained and ready for response to full spectrum threat, our achievements in counter terrorism operations are being taken as successful case studies. Pakistan has successfully defeated terrorism and is now in consolidation phase. Such engagements are a source of mutual sharing, learning and benefit”. He thanked Jordanian Army and the contingent for their participation in this first special forces collaboration and expressed his desire to continue this engagement.
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