ISLAMABAD, Sep 22 (Asia Free Press): The joint trilateral military Exercise of Pakistan, Turkey and Azerbaijan “Three Brothers – 2021” has ended at Baku, according to Pakistan army.
The three brotherly countries special forces participated in the exercises.
The two weeks long exercise was focused on the capability to counter regional terrorism threats in a hybrid scenario, fostering combined force interoperability, joint force integration and enhance capabilities in amphibious operations, said ISPR in a statement.
The chief guest of final exercise was Azerbaijan Minister of Defence Zakir Hasanov. Also in attendance were Services Chief of Azerbaijan, Commander of Special Forces Azerbaijan, General
Hikmat Mirzayev along with observers from Kazakhstan and Major General Mumtaz Hussain From Pakistan.
The gathering witnessed final phase of joint training that included live fire of different weapons including Kamikaze drone, helicopters and small arms.
In addition sea assault, fast rope and close interdiction by Azerbaijani Air Force and Air Defence was also part of the joint exercise.
Earlier Speaking at the inaugural ceremony, Lt. Gen. Hikmat Mirzayev, Azerbaijan’s special forces commander, said he was pleased to see the representatives of Turkish and Pakistani special forces in his country.
“Azerbaijan, Turkey and Pakistan have entered the history of mankind as close friends and brothers. At the heart of these relations is the close ties between our peoples. Evidence of this can be seen in the solidarity and support of Turkey and Pakistan to Azerbaijan from the first day of the 44-day counter-offensive operations launched by Azerbaijan against the Armenian armed forces on Sept. 27, 2020,” Azerbaijan’s Defense Ministry quoted him as saying.
He was referring to the second Karabakh war, which began last September and ended six weeks later following a Russia-brokered truce in November.
Azerbaijan liberated several cities and some 300 settlements and villages after a nearly three-decade occupation