BEIJING: Zhang Baoming, a senior officer with the Chinese special forces, said the troops from Pakistan and China held in-depth discussions on a joint counter-terrorism command system, reported China Radio International.

This was the part of Chinese and Pakistani joint military exercise held recently in a bid to strengthen their cooperation in fighting terrorism. The exercise was carried out in a border region between the two sides, and involved elite commandos from the two countries' Special Forces.

Training programmes during the drill included armoured vehicle charging, door-to-door searches, street battles, and besieging terrorists in a simulated raid on terrorist forces.

"The Chinese and Pakistani forces have conducted in-depth and detailed communication regarding the subjects of construction of a counter-terrorism command system and use of tactics," said Baoming.

"The exercise helped strengthen the abilities of the two forces to fight terrorists through coordinated command systems, and further cemented the friendship and the counter-terrorism cooperation mechanism between the two forces."

The officer said the Chinese Special Forces tested tactics and gained experience with their Pakistani counterparts who have undergone years of warfare with the extremist groups in the country's volatile regions.