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Pakistan Army team wins international military drill competition in the UK

The Pakistan Army team won an international military drill competition known as the ‘All Arms and International Pace Sticking Competition’ held at Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, UK.

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The Pakistan Army team won an international military drill competition known as the ‘All Arms and International Pace Sticking Competition’ held at Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, UK.

Army Cadet Sheroz Shahid was awarded the Overseas International Medal on achieving the best results in military, academics, practical studies and physical training at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.

A team from Pakistan Military Academy, which only started learning the drill exercise two months ago, went on to register a surprise win at the 90th All ‘All Arms and International Pace Sticking Competition at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst on 14 June 2018.

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H.E. Syed Ibne Abbas, the High Commissioner to the UK, lauded the team’s performance. While commenting on Pakistan’s historic win, he commended the Pakistan team’s dedication and spirit for taking up such challenges.

“The Pakistan Team demonstrated the highest standards of professionalism and excellence at the event,” he added.

On Tuesday, Director-General (DG) of the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor, in a Facebook post, said that “The Pakistan team participated for the first time in the event.”

He elaborated that it was “the Pakistan Military Academy team that represented the Pakistan Army in the competition.”

“The Pakistan Team demonstrated the highest standards of professionalism and excellence at the event,” he added.

Pakistan’s military and its proud cadets have been bestowed with many such accolades recently, which reflects the high standards of professional training at the prestigious military academy and other connected institutions.

On April 13 this year, Army Cadet Sheroz Shahid was awarded the Overseas International Medal on achieving the best results in military, academics, practical studies and physical training at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.

General Sir Nicholas Patrick Carter, Chief of General staff of British Army, awarded him with the prestigious medal on the occasion of the Sovereign’s Parade of Commissioning Course 172 at the Royal Military Academy.

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In 2016, Major Uqbah Malik who had graduated from the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst alongside Prince William in 2007, became the first Pakistani to get appointed by the institute to impart military training to its young cadets.

He was the first Pakistani Platoon Commander in RMAS and won a Sword of Honor from the institution in 2007. Moreover, he was also the first ever Muslim, since British Army’s inception in 1741, to have commanded and instructed a regular commissioning course.


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