MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
Russian servicemen who arrived in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan to participate in the Friendship 2020 exercise were tested for the presence of the COVID-19 coronavirus.
Pakistani Armed Forces medical specialists performed PCR testing at an airfield in Islamabad. All tests showed a negative result, there were no cases among the participants in the exercise. The military doctors of a friendly country organized a thermometry post, and also provided the military personnel with a sanitizer.
The joint military exercise of units of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation and the Islamic Republic of Pakistan will be held from 5 to 21 November this year. More than 150 servicemen of the armies of the two states will be involved in it.
More than 70 servicemen of special-purpose units of the 49th combined-arms army of the Southern Military District (YuVO) stationed in the Stavropol Territory are involved in the exercise from the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.
The opening ceremony of the fifth joint Russian-Pakistani military exercise “Druzhba-2020” is scheduled for November 8 in N of the item. Tarbela.
The exercise will take place on the territory of the Special Operations Forces training ground in the settlement. Tarbela, as well as at the National Counter-Terrorism Center in Pabbi, Islamic Republic of Pakistan.
During the exercise, the military personnel of the two countries will exchange experience and work out interaction in performing a wide range of tasks, in particular, in the destruction of conditional illegal armed formations, in conducting reconnaissance, search and ambush operations using aviation and technical means of reconnaissance.
In connection with the epidemiological situation in the world, the stages of the exercise will be held in compliance with measures to prevent the spread of a new coronavirus infection. All Russian military personnel were tested for COVID-19 before leaving for training.
The joint Russian-Pakistani military exercise “Friendship” has been held since 2016, in which servicemen of motorized rifle units and special forces of the Southern Military District, deployed in Karachay-Cherkessia and the Stavropol Territory, take part from the Russian Armed Forces. This is the third joint military exercise to be held in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, two more were held on the territory of the Southern Military District, in the Kuban and in the mountainous area of the Karachay-Cherkess Republic.
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