The opening ceremony of the Joint Anti-Terrorist Exercise (JATE) 2021 on Thursday was held at National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC), Pabbi as part of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Regional Anti Terrorism Structure.
According to Inter-Service Public Relations (ISPR), the troops from the People's Liberation Army (PLA) China and Pakistan Army are participating in the Exercise.
JATE is being conducted with a view to practice and master various drills and procedures involved in counterterrorism operations, including cordon and search, compound clearance, close quarter battle, and medical evacuation.
The exercise is aimed at enhancing synergy and interoperability among special services and law enforcement agencies of the SCO member countries for combating international terrorism, practicing mechanisms to respond to a crisis situation, and capacity building of the forces.
Stage one of the exercises was conducted in respective countries from July 26 to 31, 2021, whereas the two-week-long stage two is being conducted in Pakistan.
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Major General Javed Dost Chandio was the chief guest at the opening ceremony.