ISLAMABAD - Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif yesterday arrived in Prague on a day-long visit where he met the two top officials from the Czech Republic .

During the meeting, topics of mutual interests, military-to-military relations and defence cooperation came under discussions.

Chief of the General Staff and Defence Minister of Czech Republic expressed interest for training of their country’s troops by Pakistan Army, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement on Wednesday.

Issues of mutual interest, military to military, defence cooperation were discussed. The Czech officials expressed special interest in training of officers by Pakistan Army.

Earlier, the army chief was also presented the guard of honour by the Czech troops, the military’s media wing ISPR said.

On June 20, Gen Raheel had discussed military-to-military ties as well as security cooperation with his German counterpart and the defence minister.

According to ISPR, the top army chiefs met at the “historic Ministry of Defence” in Berlin, where General Raheel was also given a guard of honour. The army chief was in Germany on a two-day official visit.

TURKISH FIRM TO UPGRADE PAK SUBMARINE

Ministry of Defence Production yesterday signed a contract for mid life up-gradation of existing Khalid class submarine with a Turkish firm STM savunma Teknolojileri muhendislik ve Ticaret.

It is a an important Defence project that will go a long way in enhancing the operational capabilities of existing submarine of Pakistani navy besides further strengthening the defence ties among two brotherly countries. Secretary Ministry of Defense Production Lt. Gen (Retd) Syed Muhammad Owais and Ambassador of Turkey in Pakistan and high officials of both counties were present in the ceremony.