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Russian Army contingent arrives Pakistan to participate in joint exercise

RAWALPINDI: Russian Army Contingent on Monday arrived in Pakistan to participate in Pak-Russia Joint Training Exercise ‘Druzhba-III’, said DG ISPR on Monday. In a tweet message, DG ISPR, Major General Asif Ghafoor stated that, this is 3rd exercise as part of Pak-Russia bilateral training cooperation, adding that the 1st Exercise was held in Pakistan during 2016 while 2nd in Russia in 2017. Joint military exercise will continue till November 04. On October 16, Pakistan Navy’s major maritime exercise Seaspark-18 began…

Russia prepares for biggest war games in its history

Russia on Tuesday will launch the biggest military drills in its history involving 300,000 troops as well as Chinese soldiers, in a move NATO denounced as "exercising large-scale conflict". The week-long deployment alongside Chinese and Mongolian armies dubbed "Vostok-2018" (East-2018) will start in eastern Siberia on September 11. It comes at a time of escalating tensions between Moscow and the West over accusations of Russian interference in western affairs and the ongoing conflicts in Ukraine and Syria. The…

Russian army says may have killed IS chief

MOSCOW: The Russian army on Friday said it hit Islamic State leaders in an airstrike in Syria last month and was seeking to verify whether IS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi had been killed. In a statement, the army said Sukhoi warplanes carried out a 10-minute night-time strike early on May 28 at a location near Raqa, where IS leaders had gathered to plan a pullout by militants from the group's stronghold. "Senior commanders of the military groups of the so-called IS military council, 30 mid-ranking field commanders and up…