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SIDDEEQ SAJID

Rawalpindi, 5 November :

Two-week long joint military exercises between Pakistan and Russian army Druzhba III ended on Monday with the note to further enhance cooperation between the two armies.

According to ISPR, chief of army staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited the National Counter Terrorism Centre, Pabbi on the last day of Pak–Russia Joint Training Exercise Druzhba III.

The exercise focused on counter-terrorism training of the Special Operation Forces of Pakistan and Ground Forces of Russian Federation while sharing exchanging mutual counter- terrorism experiences.

COAS appreciated the participating troops for their dedication, skill and professionalism. He said that this exercise is great forum to reinforce existing relationship between the two militaries.

Russian Deputy Head of Mission in Pakistan Vladimir Berezyuk was also present on the occasion.

Sources told that the next joint exercises will be held in Russia next year and it was the now regular feature between two armies to enhance contacts and cooperation and learn the experience from each other to defeat the terrorism.