DRUZHBA-V: Pakistan and Russia practice joint drills says ISPR

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

15th Nov, 2020. 04:26 pm

Pakistan and Russian Federation forces practice joint drills for hostage rescue, cordon and search operations, helicopter rappelling, and sky diving as part of DRUZHBA-V.

Media wing of Pakistan Military, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR):

“Pakistan – Russian Federation Special Forces practicing drills & procedures for hostage rescue, cordon & search operations, heli rappelling and sky diving as part of #DRUZHBA-V”

The Russian special forces troops are in Pakistan for two-weeks to participate in the joint military exercise.

The joint exercises are seen as another step in growing military-to-military cooperation, indicating steady growth in the relationship between the two countries.

Pak-Russia’s joint military exercises Druzhba (friendship) are held every year. The exercises started in 2016. These exercises include aspects of counter-terrorism and special operations.

In September this year, a contingent of the Pakistan armed forces participated in the opening ceremony of multinational military exercises titled ‘Kavkaz 2020’ in the Russian city of Astrakhan.

Pakistan had also participated in a similar series of exercises called ‘Tsentr 2019’, in Russia last year. The wargames were joined by troops from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, and other countries.

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