Pakistan-Egypt begin first-ever joint air defence exercise 'Sky Guard-1'

Two-week-long exercise aims to bolster military cooperation between two countries, says ISPR

News Desk May 28, 2021
ISPR says the two weeks joint long exercise aims to bolster military cooperation between two countries. SCREENGRAB

The opening ceremony of first-ever Pakistan-Egypt joint air defence exercise "Sky Guard-1" 2021 was held in Egypt's capital Cairo on Friday, according to Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR).

The military's media wing said that the two-week-long joint exercise is aimed to bolster the military cooperation between two countries in face of existing and emerging threats in the air defence domain.

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"The exercise will focus on greater integration, interoperationability, synergy, information gathering, decision making of air defence tentacles to generate a comprehensive response against multiple hostile air threats in battle," the communiqué read.

The ISPR said that the participating troops will exchange operational drills and procedures to meet the future battlefield environment. It further said that the troops of Pakistani and Egyptian air defence tentacles will participate in the first-ever joint air defence exercise between the two friendly countries.

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Director General Joint Staff Headquarters Lieutenant General Muhammad Chirag Haider witnessed the opening ceremony.

Egyptian Chief of Air Defence Major General Mohamed Hagezy Abdel Mawgood along with other military officials from both countries was also present on the occasion.


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