NATO’s biggest military exercise with over 90,000 troops kickstarts amid regional tensions

10:04 AM | 25 Jan, 2024
NATO’s biggest military exercise with over 90,000 troops kickstarts amid regional tensions
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North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), the military alliance of 31 countries has started its military drill dubbed Steadfast Defender - the largest military exercise since the Cold War.

The leading drills aimed to demonstrate NATO’s capability to rapidly deploy forces to Europe from North America and other regions. At least 90,000 troops from NATO member nations and Sweden are participating, with the U.S. Navy's Gunston Hall leading the drills.

Over 50 ships, 80 aircraft, and more than 1,100 combat vehicles were mobilised for the key drills.

The exercises, initiated in the aftermath of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, aim to practice NATO's response to potential threats.

NATO has not mentioned Moscow by name in its announcement. But its top strategic document marks Kremlin as direct threat to NATO members' security.

Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister responded to the development, saying the scale of NATO's drills marks return of the alliance to Cold War schemes.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pakistani Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Riyal 13 June 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 13, 2024 (Thursday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.6 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 296 and selling rate is 299 while British Pound rate is 350.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75 and Saudi Riyal at 75.9.

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.6 280.65
Euro EUR 296 299
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5 353
U.A.E Dirham AED 75 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.1 73.85
Australian Dollar AUD 182 184
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.88 748.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 204 206
China Yuan CNY 38.38 38.78
Danish Krone DKK 40.14 40.54
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.66 36.01
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.19 917.19
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.3 59.9
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.79 172.79
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.97 26.27
Omani Riyal OMR 723.52 731.52
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203.5 205.5
Swedish Korona SEK 26.4 26.7
Swiss Franc CHF 309.94 312.44
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71


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