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The South Korean Navy's spokesman told a regular press briefing of the defense ministry that the maritime drill will be staged in waters south of the Northern Limit Line (NLL).
The DPRK has never acknowledged the NLL as an inter-Korean sea border as it was unilaterally drawn by the U.S.-led allied forces during the 1950-53 Korean War.
The Navy spokesman said the joint drill was aimed to enhance the allied defense capability and prepare for possible DPRK provocations near the inter-Korean border.
The joint drill will be conducted from Monday to Friday in the eastern and western waters of South Korea, mobilizing the U.S. nuclear-powered Ronald Regan aircraft carrier and its accompanying battleships including Aegis destroyers and guided missile cruisers.
State TV channel PTV reported that Abdul Jabbar Bhatti scaled Mount Qomolangma, known as Mount Everest in the West, at 01:45 local time on Sunday.
Talking to Xinhua [url= http://www.teamredskinjerse...y/]Redskin Jordan Reed Jersey[/url] , Asif Bhatti, a mountaineer, who had accompanied Abdul Jabbar Bhatti in several previous expeditions [url= http://www.teamredskinjerse...y/]Redskin Josh Norman Jersey[/url] , said the former army officer and his sherpa (local helper) got stuck at the mountain while descending to the base camp on Sunday night, and both of them were in bad condition.
He said that the ex-officer is out of danger now and is being brought to the base camp as seven sherpas were dispatched from the base camp to rescue him.
Abdul Jabbar Bhatti is an accomplished mountaineer and a past recipient of the President's Pride of Performance award.
The other three Pakistanis to scale Mount Qomolangma included a woman and two men from the country's north Gilgit Baltistan area.
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