Russian Army to hold first mountain drills with Pakistan in 2016

Russia will also take part in joint anti-terror command and staff exercises of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization.

Russian ground forces will hold seven international drills in 2016, including the first ever military exercises with Pakistan, Army Commander-in-Chief Oleg Salyukov said on Friday.

"As part of interaction with our foreign colleagues in 2016, we have scheduled seven joint exercises with the involvement of the relevant units of foreign states. The Army will hold the Russian-Vietnamese exercise and the first ever Russian-Pakistani special drills in mountainous terrain," Salyukov said.

Also, joint anti-terror command and staff exercises of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization will be held, he said.

"The Peace Mission - 2016, the joint drills of peace-keeping forces of the Collective Security Treaty Organization codenamed Indestructible Brotherhood, the Frontier-2016 joint command and staff drills, the Indra-2016 Russian-Indian exercises and the Selenga-2016 Russian-Mongolian drills will be held," the commander said.

First published by TASS.

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