Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Defence exercise starts in Qatar

 Minister for Defence Syed Naveed Qamar has said that participation in Ferocious Falcon, a Multinational Crisis Management Exercise is not only a significant leap for Pakistan but speaks volume of the all expanding Defence Industry.

He was talking while representing Pakistan in Qatar along with a number of regional and extra-regional countries.

He said that it is a proud moment for Pakistan to be a part of the exercise and hopes to expand cooperation in areas of defence in future.

Ferocious Falcon, a Multinational Crisis Management Exercise is currently being held in Qatar.

The exercise covers crisis management aspects the scope of which includes terrorist incidents, hijackings, natural disasters, threat/damage to vital installations and services etc.

The exercise is of immense importance to Pakistan keeping in view the current situation. It is a great opportunity for Pakistan to be at a forum where 23 countries are participating.

COS Qatar Armed Forces Maj. General Hamad Bin Ali Al-Attiyah extended the invitation to the Defence Minister Syed Naveed Qamar to participate in senior leader’s seminar at the end of the ferocious falcon exercise.

In 2008 and 2010 Pakistan participated as an observer, however in the current exercise Pakistan Navy Ship (PNS Khaibar) is participating with an embarked helicopter.

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