Bahrain’s National Guard concluded Wednesday “Al- Badr-7” joint drill, which was conducted with the Pakistani Army.
National Guard President General HH Shaikh Mohammed bin Isa Al Khalifa patronized the ceremony which was held amid the celebrations marking the National Guard’s 26th anniversary, Bahrain News Agency (BNA) reported.
The ceremony was also attended by BDF Chief of Staff Lieutenant-General Dheyab bin Saqr Alnoaimi, Pakistani Army Director General of Training and Evaluation Inspector General Lt. General Muhammad Chiragh Haider and other officers.
General HH Shaikh Mohammed bin Isa Al Khalifa, accompanied by National Guard Staff Director Lt. General Shaikh Abdulazizz bin Saud Al Khalifa, was received on arrival by senior officers.
During the ceremony, General HH Shaikh Mohammed bin Isa Al Khalifa granted military service medals Class I and II to officers and non-commissioned officers of the National Guard, as per Royal Decree No. (46) of 2022.
His Highness also handed National Guard President’s Shooting Championship Cup to Lieutenant Colonel His Highness Shaikh Salman bin Mohammed Al Khalifa, Commander of the Special Operations Unit.
General HH Shaikh Mohammed bin Isa Al Khalifa expressed congratulations to His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces on the 26th milestone.
He also extended congratulations to His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces and Prime Minister.
General HH Shaikh Mohammed bin Isa Al Khalifa praised the royal care accorded y HM the King, the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, to the National Guard to enhance its readiness and capabilities to perform its duties in maintaining Bahrain’s security and stability.
He expressed his pride in the levels of development and modernization attained by the National Guard, in accordance with strategic plans that included all its leadership, training, operational and logistical sectors, to be a protective force for the achievements and gains of the prosperous era of His Majesty.
“Al-Badr drills to combat terrorism reflect advanced levels of military cooperation with the Pakistani army in accordance with protocols signed between the two sides, to raise levels of readiness and exchange expertise,” he said.
He lauded the success of the joint drill “Al-Badr 7”, congratulating the participating forces from the National Guard and the Pakistani Army for their accuracy and high efficiency in implementing the exercises.
Earlier, Bahrain’s National Guard President General received Tuesday the visiting Pakistani Army Director General of Training & Evaluation Inspector General Muhammad Chiragh Haider. The meeting discussed topics of common interest.
National Guard President stressed the developed bilateral relations that resulted in increasing the exchange of expertise and the implementation of joint exercises to boost capabilities of the two Armies.
The Inspector General expressed his appreciation to the National Guard President for his keenness and interest in developing cooperation and strengthening bilateral relations.