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Saturday, 24 September 2016

Pakistan-Russia Joint Military Exercise

Posted by Anup Baral September 25, 2016 : Russia has rubbished reports that its troops will be holding joint military exercises with Pakistani forces in Gilgit Baltistan, which is a part of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, and clarified the anti-terror drills will take place in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa region. The denial came as Russian troops arrived in Islamabad on Friday for the first-ever joint exercises with Pakistani forces. The exercise begins from today under the name ‘Friendship-2016’ and reflects growing military ties between the two countries.
Deputy Director of Information and Press Department Yury Materiy said that Russia holds such military drills with other countries of the region as well. “On Sep 23, Indra-2016 joint Russian-Indian anti-terror exercise started at Sergeyevsky training ground in the Primorye Territory,” he added.

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