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Pakistani, Russian troops conclude joint military exercises

 International Desk :: international-desk

 Published: 07:58 PM, 5 November 2018   Updated: 07:58 PM, 5 November 2018

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Pakistani and Russian troops have concluded their two-week joint anti-terrorism military exercises, the military said on Monday.

The exercise focused on counter-terrorism training of the Special Operation Forces of Pakistan and Ground Forces of Russian Federation while exchanging mutual counter-terrorism experiences, an army statement said.

Pakistani army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited the exercises at the National Counter Terrorism Center, at the town of Pabbi in Punjab province on the last day of the drills and appreciated the participating troops for their dedication, skill and professionalism.

He said on the occasion that the exercise is a great forum to reinforce existing relationship between the two militaries.

This was the 3rd exercise as part of Pak-Russia bilateral training cooperation since 2016, according to the army.

Russia and Pakistan have been holding the "Friendship" drills since 2016. In 2017, over 200 servicemen took part in the drills, which were held in the North Caucasus of Russia at an altitude of 2,300 meters above sea level.

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