Russian troops arrive in Pakistan for joint exercise

Source: Xinhua| 2020-11-05 22:03:30|Editor: huaxia

ISLAMABAD, Nov. 5 (Xinhua) -- A contingent of "Russian Federation Special Forces" has arrived in Pakistan for a two-week-long joint military exercise, the Pakistani army said on Thursday.

An army statement said the joint exercise titled "Druzhba 5" is aimed at sharing both armies' experiences in counter-terrorism.

The statement from the army's media wing Inter-Services Public Relations said that sky diving and hostage rescue operations will be the highlights of the exercise.

The joint military exercise "Druzhba 5" between Pakistan and Russia has been held annually since 2016. The exercises include aspects of counter terrorism and special operations.

Earlier in September, a contingent of the Pakistani armed forces participated in the opening ceremony of the multinational military exercise titled "Kavkaz-2020" in Astrakhan, Russia. Enditem