Will India participate in military exercises in Pakistan this year?

The multination exercises are a part of measures to counter terrorism and extremism

05:00 PM | 25 Mar, 2021
Will India participate in military exercises in Pakistan this year?

ISLAMABAD/NEW DELHI – Indian forces could participate in joint military drills being held in Pabbi, near Mangla Cantonment under the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), according to media reports.

The news of this development came days after Islamabad and New Delhi are thawing and if the plan goes through it would be the first event that Indian forces will travel to Pakistan for any military exercise.

Reports in Indian media suggest the decision about the actual participation of the Indian troops in the joint exercise is non-committal for time being as a final decision was yet to be taken in New Delhi.

The drills were announced during the 36th meeting of the Council of the Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure (RATS) which held in Uzbekistan on March 18. Besides India, China and Russia will also take part in the drills.

It aimed to strengthen mutual confidence, interoperability and enable sharing of best practices among armed forces of the SCO nations.

Forces of eight nations will arrive in the south Asian country later in the second half of the year at the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC). NCTC is located near Kharian, a military station, and headquarters of an infantry division, the training institution comes under the direct supervision of the Kharian Division and Mangla Corps.

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USD to PKR: Pakistani rupee continues recovery against dollar, rises by Rs1.04 in interbank

KARACHI – The Pakistani rupee continued its positive trajectory against the US dollar in the interbank market on Thursday with the local currency’s recovery relating to crackdown launched against hoarders and outflows of the foreign currency through unlawful means.

During the intraday trading, PKR moved up against the USD, and hovered at 287.73, with an increase of Rs1.04, in the interbank market.

Yesterday, the Pakistani rupee appreciated 0.36pc to settle at 288.75.

Last week, the government said a crackdown to prevent cross-border smuggling was initiated across Pakistan. The country’s central bank also stepped up supervision of the foreign exchange market, ordering banks to set up separate entities to conduct forex transactions.

The SBP also introduced structural reforms in the exchange companies’ sector to provide better services and to ensure a transparent system.

Gold Rate in Pakistan Today – September 28, 2023

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 202,600 on Thursday.

The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs 177,700. Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs168,730 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs196,807.

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

Today Gold Price in Pakistan - 28 September 2023

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Karachi PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Islamabad PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Peshawar PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Quetta PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Sialkot PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Attock PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Gujranwala PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Jehlum PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Multan PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Bahawalpur PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Gujrat PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Nawabshah PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Chakwal PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Hyderabad PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Nowshehra PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Sargodha PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Faisalabad PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Mirpur PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495


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