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Pakistan, Russian joint military drills in full swing at Tarbela

November 10, 2020 01:08 PM


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The special forces of Pakistan Russian Federation pressed ahead with their two-week long military exercise at Tarbela, said Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) on Tuesday.

According to a tweet posted by Director General ISPR, the Pakistan-Russia joint exercise Druzhba-V was under way at Tarbela.

https://twitter.com/OfficialDGISPR/status/1326051171195346944

The participating soldiers were busy in heavily practising the counter-terrorism drills and procedures, rappelling and preparations for the skydiving.

According to the DG ISPR, sports activities were also part of the two-way exercise.

On Sunday last, the special forces of Pakistan and Russian launched their weeks-long counter-terrorism exercise. The opening ceremony of DRUZHBA-V was held at Tarbela with the members of the Pakistani and Russian special forces participated in the two-week exercise.

The ceremony was attended by Russian Ambassador to Pakistan Danila Ganich. Senior officials from both the armies were also present on the occasion.

https://twitter.com/OfficialDGISPR/status/1325374539270938626

The Russian special forces’ contingent landed in Pakistan on Friday and the ISPR said: “The exercise is aimed at sharing both armies’ experiences in counter terrorism domain.”

 Skydiving and hostage rescue operations will be the highlights of exercise Druzhba, Pakistan Army’s spokesperson said.

https://twitter.com/OfficialDGISPR/status/1325374555985219584

It is pertinent to note that Pakistan participated in the opening ceremony of multinational military exercises in Russia’s Astrakhan region held in September this year.

A contingent of 20 Pakistani commandos took part in the opening ceremony of Kavkaz-2020. The military drills were conducted from Sept 21-26 aim to assess ability of troops to react to various challenges and learn from each other’s experiences.



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