NIGERIAN ARMY CHIEF’S VISIT TO PAKISTAN FOR COUNTERTERRRORISM/COUNTERINSURGENCY SYNERGIES

RAWALPINDI: Lieutenant General
Onyeabo Azubike Ihejirika, Chief of Army
Staff, Nigerian Army discusses with General Khalid Shameem Wynne, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Pakistan Armed Forces at Joint Staff
Headquarters

COAS Nigerian Army, Lt General Onyeabo Azubuike Ihejirika discusses CTCOIN matters with COAS Pakistan Army, General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani at General Headquarters in Rawalpindi, Pakistan

COAS Nigerian Army, Lt Gen Onyeabo Azubuike Ihejirika discusses CTCOIN matters with COAS Pakistan Army, General Ashfaq Kayani at General Headquarters in Rawalpindi, Pakistan

Lt Gen Onyeabo Ihejirika and Pakistani Chief of Army Staff, General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani presenting salute after laying the floral wreath at Shuhada Monument at the General Headquarters in Rawalpindi, June 12, 2012

Lt General Ihejirika with General Ashfaq Kayani, Pakistani Chief of Army Staff

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6 Responses to NIGERIAN ARMY CHIEF’S VISIT TO PAKISTAN FOR COUNTERTERRRORISM/COUNTERINSURGENCY SYNERGIES

  1. Henry says:

    Beautiful photos beeg, particularly the first photo.

  2. anvil7 says:

    Beegeagle what’s with the large cache of tracked armoured vehicles still in the NA’s inventory, as we’ve moved to the more economically viable option of wheeled variants does this mean we are effectively mothballing our MK3’s
    We must catch up properly soon
    Great blog by the way

  3. beegeagle says:

    We still have need for the tracked APCs, Anvil7.

    Within the past one year, the advance of an African army on a foreign expedition was practically halted for months on account of a water-logged terrain. Coincidentally, they do not field any tracked APCs which would have handled the terrain well.

    The first video of a tracked Steyr APC which I saw was shot in the Niger Delta. It showed the APC revving furiously and charging through soggy terrain. The intensity of the maneouvre was such that any wheeled APC would have got bogged down on the spot.

    For tracked APCs, we own 300 Steyr APCx and 67 MT-LB APCs.

  4. originalpato says:

    Nigeria has no business seeking counter insurgence expertise from the Pakistanis, who are still dining with the Taliban.

    • jimmy says:

      We have to go to where the source is to gain first hand knowledge on what ct coin operations are all about we talk to the British about the IRA we talk to the Americans about the Taliban, we should definitely talk to the Sri Lanka about the Tibet Tigers about suicide bombers and also the Indian government.

  5. beegeagle says:

    OriginalPato, no two outcomes are the same. Yes, they are grappling with the Taliban but it does not preclude the fact that they have some of the very best Special Forces units in the world.

    We can come away with that and see how it reflects on our own CTCOIN operations on the ground in Nigeria. Even US forces have been known to undertake CTCOIN training at Indian facilities in the Mizoram Hills of NE India and jungle warfare courses in Sri Lanka. Last year at Easter, we saw unlikely photos of Nigerian SF commandos imparting littoral warfare and small boat tactics to US Marines.

    See why the USA are on top? CTCOIN in India, littoral warfare in Africa and jungle warfare in Sri Lanka. That is the potpourri and the very spirit which makes them to tap into any depth of confirmed skills sets available to enrich their own.

    Nothing wrong with the COAS’s trip to Pakistan. I hope he visits the COBRA training facility in India’s Far Northeast so that we can send 70-man detachments there for 4-week refresher courses all through 2013.

    Nigeria needs to take her defence matters – acquisitions and training – to another level.

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