Pakistan army contingent to join training, advisory mission in Saudi Arabia

The Pakistan Army announced the decision after a meeting between Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa and Saudi ambassador to Pakistan Nawaf Saeed Al-Maliki at army headquarters in Rawalpindi

Army says troops being sent to Saudi Arabia

Referring to the ISPR announcement a day earlier on sending troops to Saudi Arabia, Senator Babar said it came after a meeting between the army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa and Saudi ambassador in Islamabad. It however said that soldiers will not be employed outside kingdom.

The Pakistan Army announced on Thursday that Pak troops were being deployed to KSA under the existing Pak-KSA bi-lateral security ties.

During their meeting, Gen Bajwa and Al-Maliki discussed matters of "mutual interest", including the regional security situation, the ISPR press statement said.

There was no word on the size of the deployment. Gen. Ghafoor stated it would be "much lesser than a division".

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Gen Bajwa had earlier this month quietly visited Saudi Arabia, where he stayed for almost three days and his only known meetings were with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Commander of Ground Forces Lt Gen Prince Fahd bin Turki bin Abdulaziz.

It was his second visit to the kingdom in two months and reportedly played a role in Pakistan's decision to deploy troops.

Considering the pressure the authorities here have faced, not much can be said about Pakistani forces staying in KSA for their intended goal only. He also that Pakistani troops were highly skilled in mountain warfare and could train and advise the Saudi forces regarding warfare in the mountainous areas around Yemen.

The Arabs wants some low grade pigs to fight and die in their war and Pakistan is the right choice. He also recently visited Qatar and met its "emir". Otherwise too, we must not forget that it is Saudi Arabia, which came to the rescue of Pakistan on a number of occasions to bail out Pakistan economically or provide much needed diplomatic support at regional and global fora.

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