Army contingents of three more countries arrive to participate in PACES championship

Indian troops resort to firing across LOC

LAHORE, Oct 16 (APP): Army contingents of Nepal, the United Kingdom and Kazakhstan arrived here Sunday to participate in the First International PACES Championshiop-2016 organized by the Pakistan Army.
The event is scheduled to commence amid a graceful opening ceremony here at the Ayub Stadium on October 18, according to an ISPR press release.
Army teams from Sri Lanka, People’s Liberation Army (China), Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia and Maldives have already reached in the city while Bahrain’s team is expected late Sunday night.
Army teams from Australia, the United States, Turkey, Bangladesh, Indonesia and Turkey will arrive on Monday.
Around 370 army men of the participating teams will demonstrate their stamina, physical fitness and combat skill during the six-day event.
Teams will contest in the disciplines of Pull-Ups, Sit-Ups, and Combat Efficiency Test during the event.
Meanwhile, the preparations to stage the event in a befitting manner are being given final shape at the Ayub Stadium, Lahore Garrison. Top army officials were present on the occasion who reviewed arrangements.
A full dress rehearsal was also held in which squads of the participating army teams took part.