Russia and Pakistan to hold joint military drills

Russia and Pakistan to hold joint military drills

Russian-Pakistani military drills "Friendship 2018" will be held in the mountains of Pakistan from October 21 until November 4, head of the Russian Southern Military District Vadim Astafyev said.

"The joint drills of units of the Russian and Pakistani armed forces 'Friendhsip 2018' will be held from October 21 until November 4 at the training range of the National Counter-Terrorist Center in Pakistan's Pabbi," TASS cited him as saying.

Astafyev said that more than 70 mountain shooters from Karachay-Cherkessia will take part in the drills, adding that  the servicemen from the two countries' armed forces will perform tasks at the altitude of 1,400 meters above the sea level.

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