The mountain drill with Pakistan will be Russian Army’s first of seven drills scheduled for the year 2016. Oleg Salyukov, the Russian Army Commander-in-Chief, himself confirmed the news via a statement 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,” he said.
ISPR had also revealed in a post that a Russian delegation had met with senior officials of Pakistan Army to discuss enhanced military cooperation.
The Russian Army Commander-in-Chief also revealed that anti-terror command and staff exercises will also be held as part of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation.
The Peace Mission – 2016, the joint drills of peace-keeping forces of the Collective Security Treaty Organization code-named 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,” he said.