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The opening ceremony of the joint Russian-Pakistani military exercise “Friendship-2021” took place in the Krasnodar Territory at the Molkino training ground.

More than 130 servicemen of the armed forces of the Russian Federation and the Islamic Republic of Pakistan took part in it.

Major General Valery Plohotnyuk, Chief of Staff of the 49th Combined Arms Army of the Southern Military District, and Brigadier General Mahmoud Rashid, military attaché of the Pakistani Embassy in Russia on defense issues, addressed the participants of the exercise with parting words.

During the ceremonial opening of the exercise, demonstration performances of the special forces unit and engineering assault units took place at the training ground. There was also a demonstration of modern equipment and weapons of the RF Armed Forces, during which robots “Uran-6” and the robotic complex “Cobra-1600” from the latest mobile engineering complex for demining (MICR) performed a waltz.

After the solemn ceremony, the invited guests moved to Goryachy Klyuch to jointly lay flowers and wreaths at the monument to the heroes of the Great Patriotic War, after which the Druzhba alley was planted.

“The Druzhba-2021 doctrine is a very important event for us. We are glad to exchange professional experience of the military personnel of our countries, as well as to strengthen cooperation in the military sphere between special forces units of Russia and Pakistan, ”said Mahmoud Rashid.

In the exercise, the military personnel of the two countries will work out interaction in performing a wide range of tasks, in particular, on the joint action of the combined assault company during the assault on populated areas and objects captured by illegal armed groups. Also, the main task of the units will be to conduct combat operations in urban conditions.

As part of single training, Pakistani military personnel will perform live firing from weapons of an armored personnel carrier BTR-82A, a Makarov pistol in motion, from a modernized Dragunov sniper rifle (SVD-M), disassemble and assemble an AK-74M Kalashnikov assault rifle, as well as stand-up firing from a machine gun (PKP-M) and AK-74M assault rifle.

The joint Russian-Pakistani exercise will last until October 6 this year. and will end with a joint tactical-special lesson on the action of the assault company during the assault on populated areas and objects.

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