Czech Republic wants training of troops by Pakistan Army: ISPR

Published: June 22, 2016


Chief of the General Staff and Defence Minister of Czech Republic expressed on Wednesday their interest for training of their country’s troops by Pakistan Army, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement.

Chief of Army Staff General Army Raheel Sharif arrived in Prague on a day-long visit where he met the two top officials from the republic.

Army chief discusses bilateral relations, regional security with German FM

During the meeting, topics of mutual interests, military-to-military relations and defence cooperation came under discussions.

The army chief was also presented the guard of honour by the Czech troops, the military’s media wing ISPR said.

On June 20, Gen Raheel had discussed military-to-military ties as well as security cooperation with his German counterpart and the defence minister.

According to ISPR, the top army chiefs met at the “historic Ministry of Defence” in Berlin, where General Raheel was also given a guard of honour.

The army chief was in Germany on a two-day official visit.

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Reader Comments (10)

  • Aisha
    Jun 22, 2016 - 9:47PM

    We do not need to train or go on anymore overseas missions. Our troops belong at home defending internally and our borders. Its time we even pull out of UN peacekeeping missions as the UN is spineless with the Saudis bribing them to remove their name from the war crimes list. Recommend

  • Haji Atiya
    Jun 22, 2016 - 10:05PM

    Is it just me but somehow I find this story as reported very difficult to grapple with….perhaps something got lost in the translation.Recommend

  • vinsin
    Jun 22, 2016 - 11:39PM

    @Haji Atiya:
    Well the correct story is that the current visits are to stop bid/support of India for NSG.Recommend

  • Sandip
    Jun 22, 2016 - 11:54PM

    We are all waiting for the denial to come from the Czech defence ministry by tomorrow, just like the claim on discussion of Kulbhushan Jhadav with President Rouhani.Recommend

  • syed mahmood
    Jun 23, 2016 - 2:50AM

    Dear Sandip we love love love you. Thanks for your kind remarks.Recommend

  • Haramullah Fattuddin
    Jun 23, 2016 - 7:59AM

    If this story is true, Congrats! Boys got some decent job.Recommend

  • Aisha
    Jun 23, 2016 - 2:52PM

    So we want to join another NATO nation that is against us? Recommend

  • Sandip
    Jun 23, 2016 - 5:46PM

    @syed mahmood: Thanks much dear but you are thanking the wrong person. In fact, we should all thank Mr. Bajwa and his brialliant team for giving us some lighter moments in life. Recommend

  • OSD
    Jun 23, 2016 - 8:37PM

    @Sandip: Haha.. Actually we do thank Gen Bajwa and company for working well enough to elicit petty remarks from across the border. Ohh how it burns. While we are actually progressing with actual projects, our competitors are day dreaming of super power status. Recommend

    Jun 24, 2016 - 12:25PM

    No doubt Pakistan Army is the world’s best army, they deserve this deal.Recommend

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