ISLAMABAD A contingent of Pakistan Army left for China on Thursday to participate in the third joint military training exercise, YOUYI- III (Friendship) being held in China. A weeklong exercise will be conducted from 1st July to 7th July at Qixtonxia, Yeuhuan China. Troops of the Special Services Group of both the countries will participate in the joint exercise. The exercise has been designed to benefit from the professional skills employed by the two Special Forces Group at sub-unit level. The aim of the exercise is to practice counterterrorism mechanisms / drills in mountains and developing interpersonal rapport between the participants of both the sides. Pakistans unprecedented success in counterterrorism operations has contributed to an environment in which Pakistan Army and PLA have sought to hold a joint exercise to benefit from each others experiences. This exercise is the third in the series, in which the Special Forces from both the sides along with Chinese Air Force and Aviation will participate. Senior Military leadership from both the sides will also attend the exercise. The YOUYI-III exercise will be a true manifestation to a famous Chinese phrase Pakistan China friendship is higher than the mountains and deeper than oceans.