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Pakistan, Russian militaries hold joint anti-terror exercises: Army

ISLAMABAD: A two week long joint exercise DRUZBA 2017 between Special Forces of Pakistan and Russia Armies started in Minralney Vody, Russia, the military said Monday.

The opening ceremony was attended by senior military officials of Special Forces of both countries, an army statement said.

The joint exercise will focus on counter-terrorism Operations, hostage and rescue, Cordon and Search Operation, the statement from the army’s Inter-Services Public Relations said.

The joint exercise will enhance and further strengthen military ties between both the countries and share Pakistan Army’s experience in war against terrorism, the army said.

It is the second time in one year Pakistan and Russia are holding joint military exercises.

A contingent of 100 Russian troops had taken part in joint exercises in Pakistan in September last year.

The Foreign Ministry says Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa will visit Moscow in the first of October. NNI

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