Rawalpindi, Opening ceremony of the Joint Anti-Terrorist Exercise (JATE) – 2021 held at National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC), Pabbi as part of SCO Regional Anti Terrorism Structure. Troops from 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 Counter Terrorism operations including Cordon & 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 SCO member countries for combating international terrorism, practice mechanisms to respond to a crisis situation and capacity building of the forces. Stage one of the exercises was conducted in respective countries from 26 to 31 July 2021, whereas two weeks long stage two is being conducted in Pakistan.
Major General Javed Dost Chandio was Chief Guest on the opening ceremony.