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Defence Exercise begins in Qatar

Islamabad, November 19, 2012 (PPI-OT): Ferocious Falcon, a Multinational Crisis Management Exercise is currently being held in Qatar. Minister for Defence Syed Naveed Qamar is representing Pakistan along with a number of regional and extra-regional countries.

The exercise covers crisis management aspects the scope of which includes terrorist incidents, hijackings, natural disasters, threat/damage to vital installations and services etc. The exercise is of immense importance to Pakistan keeping in view the current situation. It is a great opportunity for Pakistan to be at a forum where 23 countries are participating.

COS Qatar Armed Forces Maj. General Hamad Bin Ali Al-Attiyah extended the invitation to the Defence Minister Syed Naveed Qamar to participate in senior leader’s seminar at the end of the ferocious falcon exercise.

In 2008 and 2010 Pakistan participated as an observer, however in the current exercise Pakistan Navy Ship (PNS Khaibar) is participating with an embarked helicopter. “This is not only a significant leap for Pakistan but speaks volume of the all expanding Defence Industry. Pakistan is proud to be a part of the exercise and hopes to expand cooperation in areas of defence in future”, the Minister said.

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