The Opening Ceremony of the Sixth International Pakistan Army Team Spirit (PATS) Competition 2023 was held at the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) in Pabbi on Tuesday.
The Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said that 7 Pakistan Army teams and 10 international teams including teams from Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Uzbekistan, Thailand, Jordan, United States, Iraq, Kazakhstan and Qatar are participating in the Competition.
The ISPR said that 3 Observer Countries, Azerbaijan, Myanmar, and Nigeria are also part of the 6th International PATS.
The 60 hours long rigorous competition will continue from March 7 to 9, 2023.
The Competition is based on evaluating physical endurance, mental agility and tactical proficiency of the combat teams.
Over the years, the Competition has gained much popularity and has become an international PATS Competition which provides opportunity to participating teams to learn and share experiences with one and other particularly from Pakistan Army’s experience of fight against terrorism.
The General Officer Commanding 37 Division was the Chief Guest at the occasion.