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Islamabad hosted the first planning conference of representatives of the armed forces of the Russian Federation and the Islamic Republic of Pakistan on the preparation and conduct of the sixth joint Russian-Pakistani military exercise “Friendship-2021”.

Representatives of the delegations of the two countries discussed the concept, goals and objectives of the exercise, the composition of forces and equipment, and agreed on the time and place of its holding.

The Druzhba-2021 exercise will take place in September 2021 on the territory of the Molkino training ground of the Southern Military District (YuVO) in the Krasnodar Territory.

The servicemen of the two countries will exchange experience and practice cooperation in performing a wide range of tasks, in particular, during a counter-terrorist operation, during reconnaissance, search and ambush operations to detect and destroy illegal armed formations in the context of widespread use of improvised explosive devices by the enemy.

The exercise is planned to involve about 100 servicemen of the Armed Forces of Pakistan and about 100 servicemen of the Southern Military District.

The plan for the combat training of the Southern Military District in 2021 provides for the participation of the district’s military personnel in international exercises with units of the armed forces of Abkhazia, South Ossetia, Armenia, Algeria, India, Kazakhstan, Pakistan.

International joint activities are carried out in accordance with the plan of international military cooperation and are aimed at strengthening and developing military cooperation between countries.

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A joint Russian-Pakistani military exercise has been held since 2016. At the Molkino training ground in the Krasnodar Territory, “Druzhba” will be held for the second time, earlier the exercise at the training ground was organized in 2019.

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