Pakistan holds large-scale military parade in Islamabad

Pakistani military personnel stand beside short-range Surface to Surface Missile NASR during a Pakistan Day military parade in Islamabad on March 23, 2017. -AFP
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A large-scale military parade celebrating the Pakistan National Day. Chinese, Saudi and Turkish troops for the first time joined the Pakistan Day parade in the capital Islamabad on Thursday, in a sign of deepening ties.

Before Pakistan showed off long-range rockets, tanks and other military hardware, armed Chinese troops marched past Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and General Qamar Javed Bajwa, the chief of Pakistan’s powerful military.

That was reported by www.hindustantimes.com.

Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain said it was the first time Chinese troops participated in a parade in a foreign country, terming it a “historic event”, with the two countries embarking on building vast infrastructure together.

Pakistani military personnel stand beside Air Defence System during a Pakistan Day military parade in Islamabad on March 23, 2017.
Pakistan National Day commemorates the passing of the Lahore Resolution, when a separate nation for the Muslims of The British Indian Empire was demanded on March 23, 1940. / AFP PHOTO / AAMIR QURESHI
Pakistani military personnel stand beside a Babur stealth cruise missiles during a Pakistan Day military parade in Islamabad on March 23, 2017.
Pakistan National Day commemorates the passing of the Lahore Resolution, when a separate nation for the Muslims of The British Indian Empire was demanded on March 23, 1940. / AFP PHOTO / AAMIR QURESHI
Pakistani military personnel stand beside a Ghauri nuclear-capable missile during a Pakistan Day military parade in Islamabad on March 23, 2017.
Pakistan National Day commemorates the passing of the Lahore Resolution, when a separate nation for the Muslims of The British Indian Empire was demanded on March 23, 1940. / AFP PHOTO / AAMIR QURESHI

 

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