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3rd Pak-Kazakh military exercise begins

August 26, 2021

RAWALPINDI: The opening ceremony of the third Pakistan-Kazakhstan Joint Military Exercise “Dostarym III” was held at the National Counter Terrorism Center (NCTC), Pabbi.

The exercise is aimed at developing coordination between the two armies in counterterrorism domain. The special forces of both countries will take part in hostage rescue, compound clearance, heli rappelling and Close Quarter Battle (CQB) drills and procedures. The exercise will focus on integrated synergy, interoperability, quick decision-making and swift actions at tactical level. National anthems of both countries were played at the opening ceremony. Military officials of both countries were present on the occasion. The joint exercise is being held as part of biennial exercise mechanism between the two armies. The first Joint exercise was held in 2017 in Pakistan and second in 2019 in Khazakhstan.