6th Int’l Pak Army Team Spirit competition starts


The opening ceremony of the 6th International Pakistan Army Team Spirit (PATS) Competition 2023 was held at National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) Pabbi on Tuesday.

According to a press release issued by the ISPR, seven Pakistan Army teams and 10 international teams, including teams from Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Uzbekistan, Thailand, Jordan, the USA, Iraq, Kazakhstan and Qatar are participating in the competition. Three observer countries – Azerbaijan, Myanmar, and Nigeria – are also part of the event.

The 60-hour long rigorous competition will continue from March 7 to 9. The competition is based on evaluating physical endurance, mental agility and tactical proficiency of the combat teams.

Over the years, the competition has gained much popularity and has become an international PATS competition which provides opportunity to participating teams to learn and share experiences with one and other particularly from Pak Army’s experience of fight against terrorism.

General Officer Commanding 37 Division was the Chief Guest at the occasion.