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Russian Army to hold first ever military exercises with Pakistan in 2016


Russian Army Commander-in-Chief Oleg Salyukov on Friday said that Russian ground forces will hold first ever military exercises with Pakistan in this year, according to TASS news agency.


 “As part of interaction with our foreign colleagues in 2016, we have scheduled seven joint exercises with the involvement of the relevant units of foreign states. The Army will hold the Russian-Vietnamese exercise and the first ever Russian-Pakistani special drills in mountainous terrain,” Russian Army Commander -in-Chief said.


“The Peace Mission – 2016, the joint drills of peace-keeping forces of the Collective Security Treaty Organization code-named Indestructible Brotherhood, the Frontier-2016 joint command and staff drills, the Indra-2016 Russian-Indian exercises and the Selenga-2016 Russian-Mongolian drills will be held,”  Oleg Salyukov added.

Also, joint anti-terror command and staff exercises of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation will be held, he said.


Shanghai Cooperation:

Founded in 2001 by the China Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. It is a Eurasian political, military and economic organisation. Pakistan and India was included in the organisation on July 10, last year.

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