ISLAMABAD – A contingent of Russian ground forces has arrived in Pakistan for first ever Pak-Russian joint exercise, Radio Pakistan reported on Friday.
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The two-week long exercises beginning on Saturday (September 24) will continue till 10th of October.
Around two hundred military personnel of both countries will participate in the drills.
Earlier this week, India filed a diplomatic plea with Russia seeking cancellation of joint military exercise in Pakistan. However, Moscow refused to accept the Indian request.
A contingent of Russian ground forces arrived Pak for 1st ever Pak- Russian joint exercise (2 weeks) from 24 Sep to 10 Oct 2016 pic.twitter.com/eWzQMlENL6
— Gen Asim Bajwa (@AsimBajwaISPR) September 23, 2016
The country also plans to hold joint military exercises with members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) as part of its regional military interaction.