The joint exercise, Badr 4, conducted by Bahrain’s National Guard and the Pakistani Army in Pakistan, in the presence of the Director of the National Guard Commander’s Office, Major General Abdulrahman Rashid Al-Saad, and senior officers from both sides, has concluded.
The joint drill is in line with the Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) and cooperation signed by the National Guard and the Pakistani Army, which resulted in the implementation of a series of similar exercises, Bahrain News Agency (BNA) reported.
The first and second editions of “Badr” exercises were carried out in Pakistan, while the third was hosted by Bahrain, under the patronage of the Commander-in-Chief of the Bahrain Defense Force (BDF), Field Marshal Sheikh Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa.
Bahrain’s National Guard Commander, General HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Isa Al Khalifa, said that the “Badr” joint drills, aiming to combat terrorism, have reflected higher levels and accuracy in anti-terror operations, including the application of military operations in various environments and terrains, dealing with terrorist threats, the implementation of night operations and tactical movements, in addition to several joint military and security field assumptions.
HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Isa lauded the performance of the affiliates of the National Guard and those of the Pakistani Army, noting that they have showcased distinguished skills throughout the drill.
Bahrain’s National Guard Staff Director, Major General Sheikh Abdulaziz bin Saud Al Khalifa, asserted that the “Badr” drills have succeeded in achieving their goals of enhancing joint military coordination and exchanging expertise regarding counter-terror operations.
They have also enhanced the level of combat readiness among the participants, he said.