The Pakistani military has held a month-long exercise at the Thar Sea in Sindh province to prepare for conflict in a remote area, the military said in a statement.
The project, with the name ‘Jidar-ul-Hadeed’, started on January 28 and is expected to be completed on February 28, a statement said last night.
“The four-week exercise aims to ensure a sense of protection in the desert,” the statement said.
Karachi Corps soldiers perform exercise equipment and procedures as part of the exercise.
The military said the tests were carried out in the worst desert conditions, 74 kilometers ahead of Chhor in Sindh under normal operations.
The Army has a Military Desert school in Chor, 165 kilometers from Hyderabad, Sindh. The school was founded in 1987 to encourage the desert war.
The Thhar Desert is a dry region of more than 200,000 sq kms, forming a natural boundary bordering the border between India and Pakistan.
On Friday, Pakistan’s week-long maritime exercise program began in the Arabian Sea.
With the participation of about 45 countries in Aman-2021 from February 11-16, including the US, Russia, China and Turkey, the drill – which has been happening twice a year since 2007 – began with a flag-raising ceremony, media reports said.