Joint military exercise with Russia progressing well: Pakistan

Islamabad [Pakistan], Sept. 28 : The Pakistan Army has said that the joint military exercise with Russia, which began last week, is progressing well.

ISPR Spokesman Lieutenant General Asim Bajwa tweeted, "The exercise brings value to both sides." The update followed as the operations drills codenamed 'Druzhbha-2016', a Russian word meaning "friendship" got into full swing, reports Dawn.

Lieutenant General Hidayat-ur-Rehman, the Commander of Peshawar Corps visited the troops taking part in the exercise in Cherat and interacted with them.

The exercise is said to continue till October 10. Army Chief General Raheel Sharif is expected to attend the concluding ceremony. Pakistan and Russia have a defence cooperation agreement which was signed in November 2014, which provides for cooperation for promoting international security, intensification of counterterrorism efforts and arms control activities, strengthening collaboration in various military fields and sharing experiences.

Source: ANI