Multi-national special forces exercise “Eternal Brotherhood-II” kicks off

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RAWALPINDI: The opening ceremony of multi-national special forces exercise “Eternal Brotherhood-II” kicked off in Barotha.

According to a press release issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), special forces contingents from Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Qatar, Turkiye and Uzbekistan are participating in the two-week-long exercise.

Chief of Army Staff Gen Syed Asim Munir visited Barotha garrison and interacted with the exercising participants.

The army chief was briefed on the scope and conduct of the exercise by General Officer Commanding Special Service Group.

“The exercise is aimed at further harnessing the historic military to military relations among the friendly countries, including nurturing of joint employment concept, while identifying areas of mutual interest for future military collaborations and benefitting from each other’s experience against terrorism,” the ISPR said.

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Prior to visiting Brotha, the COAS also visited Junior Leadership Academy (JLA) Shinkiari, which is the centre of excellence for training of non-commissioned officers.

He laid floral wreath at Yadgaar e Shuhada and addressed the participants of the academy.

The COAS remarked that “junior leaders are the backbone of Pakistan army and key to success in conventional and unconventional warfare.”

“Our standard of professionalism and leadership is par excellence compared to any modern army of the world. Junior leaders of Pak army have proven their mettle in the fields of training, operations and world class competitions across the world”, the COAS said.

On arrival at JLA and Brotha, the COAS was received by the inspector general training and evaluation.

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