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Major Uqbah: first Pakistani to train British Armed Forces

 LONDON: Pakistan’s Major Uqbah Malik becomes first ever Pakistani officer to train the British armed forces at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.

Major Uqbah witnessed his cadets’ march into their final term in the presence of dignitaries and the Sovereign’s representative, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe General Bradshaw.

Changing over 200 year-long history, Major Malik is the first ever Muslim since British Army’s inception in 1741 to command and instruct a regular Commissioning Course.

He is also a Sword of Honour holder from the same institution in 2007.

H.E. Syed Ibne Abbas, Pakistan High Commissioner to the UK together with his spouse was invited to witness Major Uqbah’s platoon promote to final term.

The High Commissioner commended the officer to wave the Pakistani flag high and cementing the institutional relations between the two countries.

He told that his selection for this role is an acknowledgement of the Pakistani military’s professional capabilities.