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The opening ceremony of the fifth joint military exercise “Friendship-2020” will take place on the territory of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan today.

On the eve of the Russian and Pakistani officers of the headquarters of the leadership clarified the procedure for conducting exercises.

“For the first time, Russian servicemen will have to carry out combat training tasks using weapons, equipment and communications of Pakistani ground forces,” said Colonel Alexander Borisenko, head of the exercise on behalf of the Russian side.

As part of the joint tasks, the military personnel of a friendly country will provide the Russian side with Glock pistols, M4 assault rifles, radio stations, as well as equipment (anti-fragmentation tactical goggles, protective helmets, knee pads, body armor).

“Also for the first time, Russian and Pakistani military personnel will perform joint night firing at the training ground of the special operations forces of the ground forces of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan,” the head of the exercise added.

The servicemen of the two countries will exchange experience and work out cooperation 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 technical reconnaissance equipment, as well as in providing first aid and evacuating the wounded from the field battle “.

Pakistani colleagues will demonstrate actions to storm buildings, destroy mock terrorists with the release of hostages, then Russian servicemen will work out similar tasks, then the servicemen will perform tasks together.

The Druzhba-2020 exercise will be held at the training ground for the special operations forces of the Pakistani ground forces in the settlement. Tarbela and on the basis of the National Anti-Terrorist Center in the village of Pabbie.

The purpose of the joint exercise is to strengthen and develop military cooperation between the armed forces of the Russian Federation and the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.

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The joint Russian-Pakistani military exercise “Friendship” has been held since 2016, in which servicemen of the mountain motorized rifle brigade and the special forces company of the Southern Military District, deployed in Karachay-Cherkessia and the Stavropol Territory, take part from the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.

In 2020, the fifth joint Russian-Pakistani military exercise “Friendship-2020” will take place, the first exercise was held in Pakistan. 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 areas of the Karachay-Cherkess Republic.

More than 150 Russian and Pakistani servicemen will be involved in the exercise.

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