Pak-Russia joint military exercises begin

24 Sep, 2016 10:45 am

ISLAMABAD (92 News) The first-ever Pakistan-Russia joint military exercises began on Saturday.

The two-week long exercise will continue till 10th of the next month. Around 200 military personnel of both countries will participate in the drills.

The exercises with Russian ground forces come at a time when tension between Pakistan and India are running high following an attack on the Uri military camp in India-held Kashmir.

The exercise is being seen as a demonstration of closer defence ties between Pakistan and Russia after they signed a military cooperation pact in 2014.

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