RAWALPINDI – A two-week joint military exercise dubbed ‘Al Kassah-IV’ involving Pakistani and Saudi Arabian forces concluded in northwest Pakistan, the military’s media wing said Thursday.
The closing ceremony of the joint military drill was held at the Military College of Engineering Risalpur, northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.
In a statement, the Inter-Services Public Relations said troops from Royal Saudi Land Forces and Pakistan Army participated in the exercise. The exercise was aimed at sharing mutual experiences in the field of Route Search, Area Search, Vehicle/Personal search and Area clearance operations.
Drills/ techniques regarding Improvised Explosives Devices (IED), Vehicle Improvised Explosive Devices (VIED), Anti-Suicidal, Victim Operated Improvised Explosive Devices and handling of explosives were the special focus areas of the joint exercise, ISPR added.
Forces of friendly nations trained together in fourth joint exercise of Al-Kassah series as part of bilateral military cooperation.
Engineer-in-Chief Pakistan Army witnessed the closing ceremony as Chief Guest while a high-level military delegation from Kingdom headed by Director General Engineers Major General Saad Misfer Alqahtani also attended the closing ceremony.