The ‘Impregnable Guard’ military exercise kicked off on Tuesday in Qatar for the third year in a row, with a Jordanian participation, Petra news agency reported.
The three-week military drill will be led by the Qatari Joint Special Forces, with the participation of the United States of America, Turkey, Pakistan, Morocco, Italy, Rwanda, and Qatar.
The exercise aims to enhance military cooperation and exchange of expertise between participating forces, acquire skills in the field of special operations and counter-terrorism, and enhance maritime security through securing territorial waters protection, Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC) operations, in addition to air infiltration and free jumping operations.
During the drill, joint military scenarios and exercises will be implemented that contribute to training participating forces to face various security threats and challenges.
The ‘Impregnable Guard’ military exercise 2021, which is carried out annually, is part of the security measures undertaken by Qatar to host the 2022 World Cup.
Qatar’s Joint Special Forces, Military Police, Amiri Air Force, Amiri Guard, Ministry of Interior and the Internal Security Force (Lekhwia) will all participate in the exercise, according to Qatar News Agency (QNA).
In another development, Chief-of-Staff of Qatari Armed Forces HE Lieutenant General (Pilot) Ghanem bin Shaheen Al Ghanim met on Monday with Chief of the Pakistan Naval Staff, Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi, who is currently visiting the country.
During the meeting, they reviewed the joint bilateral military cooperation relations between the two sides and means of enhancing them.
The meeting was attended by a number of senior officers in the armed forces.