Pak armed forces contingent participates in multinational military drill in Egypt

By: News Desk      Published: 04:24 PM, 19 Sep, 2021
Pak armed forces contingent participates in multinational military drill in Egypt
Pak armed forces contingent participates in multinational military drill in Egypt
Pak armed forces contingent participates in multinational military drill in Egypt

A Multinational Exercise Bright Star 2021 was conducted at Mohamed Naguib Military Base, Egypt with 20 participant countries including Pakistan, reported 24NewHD TV channel. 

As per ISPR, Egypt, United States, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Cyprus, Iraq, Bahrain, Sudan, Morocco, Kenya, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom, Greece, Kuwait, UAE, Tunisia, Nigeria, Tanzania, and France participated in the multinational military drill

Pakistan contingent comprising Army, Navy, and Pak Air Force troops participated for the first time since 2009. 

The closing ceremony of the exercise was held at Mohamed Naguib Military Base. 

Lieutenant General Moazzam Ejaz, Engineer-in-Chief, attended the closing ceremony of the exercise. 

ISPR DG said that the two-week long exercise was focused on the capability to counter regional hybrid threats, strengthen regional stability by fostering combined force interoperability, joint force integration, and enhance maritime security operations. 

Egyptian Minister of Defence and commander-in-Chief, General Mohamed Zaki, and military officials from 20 countries including USCENTCOM witnessed final phase of joint training that included live-fire of different weapons including aircraft, helicopters, and tanks. 

It is pertinent to note that Exercise Bright Star is being held regularly since 1980. 

Lieutenant General Moazzam Ejaz, Engineer-in-Chief, also met Egyptian Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Mohamed Farid and Air Commander Mohamed Abbas Helmy.