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Pakistan, Russia to hold joint military drills from Sunday
October 16, 2018

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Pakistani and Russian military drills "Friendship 2018" will commence in the mountains of Pakistan from Sunday at the training range of the National Counter-Terrorist Center in Pabbi area.

Talking to reporters in Rosto-on-Don today (Tuesday), head of the Russian Southern Military District Vadim Astafyev said the joint drills of units of the Russian and Pakistani armed forces 'Friendship 2018' will continue till 4th of next month.

Astafyev said more than 70 mountain shooters will take part in the drills.

The servicemen from the two countries' armed forces will perform tasks at the altitude of 1,400 meters above the sea level.

Astafyev said that "Friendship" drills are being held since 2016.