Russian, Pakistani special forces hold joint drills in Russian mountains

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MOSCOW, October 31. /TASS/. During a joint Russian-Pakistani military exercise, Friendship-2018, Russian special forces and their Pakistani colleagues practiced an operation against a sabotage and reconnaissance group operating in mountainous terrain, the press service of the Southern Military District said on Wednesday.

“The personnel performed its reconnaissance tasks wearing advanced combat gear, Ratnik,” a spokesperson said.

Special forces of the Russian military district conducted reconnaissance of the simulated adversary’s movements, organized an ambush and camouflaged their firing locations. The adversary’s sabotage group was ambushed and destroyed, one of its members was captured alive.

Following the demonstration, Russian and Pakistani servicemen have jointly trained under a similar scenario at another mountainous terrain of the Cherat training range.

The drills, aimed at strengthening and developing military cooperation between the two states, are being held in line with the plan of international military cooperation.

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