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Closing ceremony of Pakistan, Saudi forces 'on job training' held in Multan

Training culminated with field manoeuver and battle inoculation exercises, says ISPR

By Zarmeen Zehra
February 27, 2024

Pakistan Army and Saudi forces conducted "on job training" from January 15 to February 26 a closing ceremony of which was held in Multan, the military's media wing said on Tuesday.

The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement that the training was conducted to foster joint employment and benefit from each other’s experiences, while further consolidating longstanding fraternal relations between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia, the communique added.

The military's media wing said training, which encompassed conventional as well as sub-conventional operations, culminated with field manoeuver and battle inoculation exercises employing air and ground forces.

The commander Multan Corps witnessed the exercise as Chief Guesta and expressed satisfaction over mutual understanding and the training standards achieved.

Earlier this month, a joint exercise by the Pakistan Army and the Royal Saudi Land Force was held in Muzaffargarh, officials said.

The training exercise provided a unique means to the Pakistan Army and the Royal Saudi Land Force to align their forces, exchange expertise and enhance military capabilities through experimentation.

Both the forces actively participated in training and enjoyed it with grace and high spirit. Combined Battle PT, Small Scale Operations, Room Clearance, Close Marksmanship, Firing and Rappelling as well as other advanced exercises were conducted, according to the officials.

Cobra helicopters participated in the exercise, creating a war-like atmosphere. Both forces underwent intensive training to master helicopter mounting and dismounting in the context of terrorism.

The exercise aimed at reducing the incidence of terrorism in the region and prove to be a positive step towards bringing peace, the officials said.