General Syed Asim Munir, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), attended the opening ceremony of the “Eternal Brotherhood-II” Multi-National Special Forces Exercise in Barotha.
The exercise involves Special Forces units from Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Qatar, Turkey, and Uzbekistan and spans two weeks, as reported by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).
During his visit to the Barotha Garrison, COAS General Syed Asim Munir engaged with the participating Special Forces personnel. He received a briefing from the General Officer Commanding the Special Service Group about the exercise’s objectives and execution.
The military’s public affairs office stated that the exercise aims to further strengthen the longstanding military relations between friendly nations. It includes the development of joint employment concepts and the identification of areas for future military cooperation, drawing on each other’s experiences in countering terrorism.
Before his visit to Barotha, COAS also visited the Junior Leadership Academy (JLA) in Shinkiari, recognized as the Center of Excellence for training non-commissioned officers. He paid respects at the Yadgaar-e-Shuhada and addressed the academy’s participants.
COAS Munir emphasized the pivotal role of junior leaders in the Pakistan Army and their significance in both conventional and unconventional warfare. He highlighted the Army’s exceptional professionalism and leadership standards, underscoring the achievements of Pakistani junior leaders in training, operations, and international competitions.
Upon his arrival at JLA and Barotha, COAS was received by the Inspector General Training & Evaluation.