Rawalpindi: Closing/Wing Exchange ceremony of a weeklong Pakistan – Turkey Joint Training Exercise ATTATURK-VII-2011 was held at Cherat today. Major General Farrukh Bashir, General Officer Commanding Special Services Group (SSG) was the chief guest on occasion.
Major General Farrukh Bashir congratulated the Officers and Soldiers of Turkish Special Forces and SSG of Pakistan Army on successful completion of this joint training. Major General Farrukh Bashir said that the main aim of the joint exercise was to further strengthen the military to military relationship and share experience of counter terrorism.
He said that exercise began with learning and sharing of individual skills and culminated at a joint Air Assault Field Exercise. The aim and objectives set for the exercise had been achieved to its best, he concluded.
A large number of officers and soldiers of Turkish Land Forces and SSG of Pakistan Army attended the ceremony.
It may be noted that Special Forces of Pakistan and Turkey conduct joint training exercise each year, held alternately in Pakistan and Turkey. The exercise held in Pakistan is named as ATTATURK and that held in Turkey is called JINNAH.
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