Russian military contigent to arrive in Pakistan

Russian military contigent to arrive in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan and Russia 's joint military drills will commence in the mountains of Pakistan from Sunday.

According to Vadim Astafyev, head of the press service of the Russian Southern Military District, the joint drills will be held at the training range Pabbi area of district Nowshehra and will continue till 4th of next month.

More than 70 mountain shooters from Karachay-Cherkessia will take part in the drills.

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

Russia and Pakistan have been holding the "Friendship" drills since 2016.

In 2017, over 200 servicemen took part in the drills, which were held in the North Caucasus at an altitude of 2,300 meters above sea level.