Rawalpindi, 14 March 2022 (TDI): The National Counter-Terrorism Center (NCTC) Pabbi hosted the closing ceremony of the 5th International Pakistan Army Team Spirit (PATS) Competition-2022.

According to an Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) press release, the Chief Guest was Inspector General Training and Evaluation, Lieutenant General Syed Muhammad Adnan.

Besides eight domestic teams of the Pakistan Army, teams from eight allied countries also participated in the competition. The eight international teams were from Jordan, Morocco, Nepal, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Kenya, Saudi Arabia, and Sri Lanka.

The winners of the competition were presented with awards and medals by the Chief Guest. Participation by all the countries was applauded as the competition was won by Multan Corps, with Rawalpindi Corps coming in second.

Gold medals were earned by Nepal, Turkey, and Uzbekistan among international teams, silver medals by Kenya, Morocco, and Sri Lanka, and bronze medals by Jordan and Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Ambassador Nawaf bin Saeed Al-Malki, Moroccan Ambassador Mohamed Karmoune, observers, and defense attachés from participating countries all attended the concluding ceremony. 

The participating countries shared the remarks of appreciation for conducting the competition very smoothly. The tournament is designed to put the participant teams’ tactical talents in both physical and professional realms to the test.

Moreover, it also tests their agility in generating replies in tough real-time field settings. The teams were put through numerous cross-domain scenarios over the 62-hour event.

These included physical endurance, water obstacle crossing, near target reconnaissance, and a protective approach in a chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear environment.

The most important thing to note here is that the competition lasted 60 hours from March 7 to 9, and included a variety of events in the most challenging conditions. The teams were judged on their physical stamina, mental agility, and tactical prowess.