The closing ceremony of Exercise DRUZHBA – V was held at the National Counter-Terrorism Center (NCTC) near Kharian, military media wing reported.
According to the Inter-Service public relations (ISPR), Russian Ambassador Danila Ganich, Inspector General Training and Evaluation (IGT&E) Lieutenant General Sher Afgun and senior Military officials from both sides witnessed the closing ceremony.
Special Forces’ Pakistan-Russian Federation Contingent demonstrated real-time skilful drills & procedures of Counter-Terrorism Operations.
The two-week-long Durzbha-V was conducted at Tarbela and NCTC PABBI. During the exercise, teams shared valuable experience in Counter Terrorism domain and displayed the highest standards of training and professionalism.
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.