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    Russian forces arrive in Pakistan for joint military exercise

    Russian and Pakistani armies will be holding joint military drills in the mountains of northwestern Pakistan which will continue till November 4.
    world Updated: Oct 23, 2018 00:08 IST
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    Earlier, the Russian army had said that the drill will be held at the training range in Nowshera district of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and over 70 soldiers from Russia’s southern military district will participate.(File Photo)


    A Russian Army contingent arrived in Islamabad on Monday to take part in the third edition of a joint bilateral military training exercise, the Pakistan Army said. The two armies will be holding joint military drills in the mountains of northwestern Pakistan which will continue till November 4.

    This will be the third joint military drill between Pakistan and Russia under the bilateral training cooperation agreement, according to a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the media wing of the Pakistan Army.

    “Russian Army Contingent arrived in Pakistan to participate in the Pak-Russia Joint Training Exercise ‘Druzhba-III’,” the statement added. The Army did not provide any further details about the drills.

    Earlier, the Russian army had said that the drill will be held at the training range in Nowshera district of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and over 70 soldiers from Russia’s southern military district will participate.

    The servicemen from the two countries’ armed forces will perform tasks at the altitude of 1,400 meters above the sea level. Meanwhile, the Pakistan Army said that the third exercise was part of the Pak-Russia bilateral training cooperation.

    The two sides are trying to bolster defence ties and in August this year they inked an agreement allowing Pakistani troops to train in Russia.

    The agreement was signed during the visit of deputy defense minister of Russia Colonel General Alexander Fomin to Islamabad to participate in the first Russia-Pakistan Joint Military Consultative Committee (JMCC) meeting on security and defence.

    Russia and Pakistan have been holding the ‘Friendship’ drills since 2016. In October 2016, they held their first-ever joint military exercise in Pakistan. In 2017, over 200 servicemen took part in the drills, hosted by Russia at Minralney Vody in the North Caucasus at an altitude of 2,300 meters above sea level.

    Pakistan’s defence ties with Russia have moved past the bitter Cold War hostilities in recent years and the chill in the relations between Pakistan and the US has further pushed the country towards Russia and China.

    Pakistan has shown eagerness to build defence level ties with Russia. Russia has over the past three years provided four Mi-35M combat and cargo helicopters to Pakistan.

    First Published: Oct 22, 2018 15:09 IST
     
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    Yea the move also made USA up its game...

    US acknowledges Pakistan's sacrifices in war against terrorism

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    Minister of State for Interior Shehryar Khan Afridi has said that Pakistan will continue its efforts to restore peace in the world.

    Talking to US Ambassador to Pakistan Paul Jones in Islamabad, he said Pakistan and the United States enjoy relations having historical importance and both have same interests in Afghanistan.

    They also discussed matters relating to bilateral ties between Pakistan and the United States.

    The Minister briefed the ambassador about unprecedented sacrifices of Pakistan in the shape of lives and financial loss in war-on-terror.

    The US Ambassador said that his country acknowledges Pakistan efforts in this regard.

    https://nation.com.pk/23-Oct-2018/us-acknowledges-pakistans-sacrifices-in-war-against-terrorism
     
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