ISLAMABAD, OCT 4 (DNA) – Closing Ceremony of the Joint Anti-Terrorist Exercise (JATE) – 2021 held at National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC), Pabbi. This is the first-ever military exercise conducted in Pakistan under the ambit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Regional Anti Terrorism Structure( RATS). The exercise focused on enhancing cooperation and cohesiveness in Combating International Terrorism.

Chinese and Pakistani troops participated in the exercise and shared their experiences of capacity building and innovative approaches / methods on emerging technologies being used to counter the evolving threats.Exercise was conducted in two stages. Stage 1 of the training was conducted in respective SCO member countries from 26-31 July while stage 2 conducted in Pakistan from 21 September to 4 October 2021.

During the two weeks long training, participating troops from China and Pakistan extensively practiced various drills as part of the Joint Counter Terrorism Operations from planning to conduct; including Cordon & Search, Compound Clearance, Close Quarter Battle, Rappelling from Helicopter, Explosive Handling and Medical Evacuation. Lieutenant General Shaheen Mazher Mehmood, Commander Central Command was Chief Guest on the closing ceremony.