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Russian Troops Arrive in Pakistan for First Druzhba-2016 Joint Drills

Russian troops with the Southern Military District have arrived in Pakistan for the first Druzhba-2016 (“Friendship-2016”) exercises in the country, the district’s press service said Friday.

“The Southern Military District troops arrived in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan aboard an Il-76 military transport aircraft today to participate in the first joint Russian-Pakistani ‘Druzhba-2016’ tactical exercises,” the district said.

The tactical drills will be held on September 24-October 7 in the Army High Altitude School in northern Pakistan’s Rattu and at a special forces training center in Cherat. The exercises aim to strengthen and develop cooperation between the countries’ armed forces.

Source: sputniknews.com

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