Pak Army denies presence of US military trainers




Pakistan Army has rejected media reports claiming the presence of US military trainers in Pakistan.
Earlier, the United States had claimed that it has sent a handful of military trainers back into Pakistan in a sign the two nations may be able to achieve some low-level cooperation against militants despite a string of confrontations that have left Washington’s relations with Islamabad in crisis.
Fewer than 10 US special operations soldiers have been sent to a training site near the border city of Peshawar, where they will instruct trainers from Pakistan’s Frontier Corps in counter-insurgency warfare, a US official said.
The number of American military instructors in Pakistan dropped to zero after US aircraft killed 24 Pakistani soldiers in late November.
“I wouldn’t call this a watershed moment (but) it’s not insignificant that this is happening,” the US official said on condition of anonymity.
“At a strategic level, the relationship is still at a very rough place,” the official said.
“There’s a lot more we want to do to improve it, but (the trainers’ return) is an important sign that at least in some areas we’re getting a healthy sense of normalcy.”
Meanwhile Pakistan Army has denied media reports claiming the presence of US military trainers in Pakistan.
According to ISPR, all American military trainers were sent back after the Abbotabad raid after which no trainer retuned back, adding that there is no truth in the news of presence of US trainers in Pakistan.

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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Pak Army denies presence of US military trainers



Pakistan Army has rejected media reports claiming the presence of US military trainers in Pakistan.
Earlier, the United States had claimed that it has sent a handful of military trainers back into Pakistan in a sign the two nations may be able to achieve some low-level cooperation against militants despite a string of confrontations that have left Washington’s relations with Islamabad in crisis.
Fewer than 10 US special operations soldiers have been sent to a training site near the border city of Peshawar, where they will instruct trainers from Pakistan’s Frontier Corps in counter-insurgency warfare, a US official said.
The number of American military instructors in Pakistan dropped to zero after US aircraft killed 24 Pakistani soldiers in late November.
“I wouldn’t call this a watershed moment (but) it’s not insignificant that this is happening,” the US official said on condition of anonymity.
“At a strategic level, the relationship is still at a very rough place,” the official said.
“There’s a lot more we want to do to improve it, but (the trainers’ return) is an important sign that at least in some areas we’re getting a healthy sense of normalcy.”
Meanwhile Pakistan Army has denied media reports claiming the presence of US military trainers in Pakistan.
According to ISPR, all American military trainers were sent back after the Abbotabad raid after which no trainer retuned back, adding that there is no truth in the news of presence of US trainers in Pakistan.

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