Russia, Pakistan to hold joint military drills

Moscow, Oct 16 (IANS) Russian and Pakistani troops will hold joint military drills in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa from October 21 to November 4, a statement said here on Tuesday.

According to Vadim Astafyev, head of the press service of the Russian Southern Military District, the “Friendship 2018” drills will be held at a training range in Pabbi town, reports Xinhua news agency.

The servicemen from the two countries’ armed forces will perform tasks at an altitude of 1,400 metres above sea level, Astafyev said.

Russia and Pakistan have been holding the “Friendship” drills since 2016.

In 2017, over 200 servicemen took part in the drills, which were held in the North Caucasus at an altitude of 2,300 metres above sea level.

–IANS

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