Pakistanis Train With Saudis
The Saudi Royal Land Forces and the Pakistan Army conducted three weeks of training in October 2017 called Al-Samsam 6. The exercise featured live ammunition, aerial assaults, dealing with improvised explosive devices, ambushes,
raids and combat patrols.
“The drills were characterized by seriousness and integration, in command and control, standardization of common military concepts and terminology and implementation of professional training,” said Saudi Brig. Gen. Mohammed bin Abdullah Al-Buqmmi, commanding officer of the exercise.
The Saudi Press Agency noted the harmonious integration of the two countries’ forces and their ability to hit targets with precision.
The concluding drill in the exercise occurred in the presence of the commanding officer of the 30th Corps Pakistan Army Lt. Gen. Akram Al Haq, Deputy Commander of Saudi Royal Land Forces Maj. Gen. Ahmed Al-Shihri and other senior officers from both countries.
Maj. Gen. Al-Shihri thanked the Pakistani government and Army for the successful opportunity to train together.
Simultaneously with Al-Samsam, the air forces of Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Turkey drilled together. The concluding ceremony was attended by Pakistani Chief of Army Staff Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa and Saudi Air Forces Operations Chief Maj. Gen. Khaled Al-Shablan.
Source: Sauress, the Saudi news agency