The South Asian Times

17 December 2018 14:56 PM

Defence relations with Russia made progress, says Pakistan

By IANS

Islamabad, Aug 10: Pakistan has said that its defence relations with Russia have made progress.

The remarks by Pakistani Foreign Ministry's spokesman Mohammad Faisal came on Thursday, two days after Russian Deputy Defense Minister Colonel General Alexander V. Fomin visited Pakistan and held talks with Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa and other military officials, Xinhua reported.

 

"Our defence relations have grown steadily over the years and both countries have established regular military-to-military contacts," the Foreign Ministry spokesman said at his weekly press briefing.

 

The two countries have held two editions of the joint military exercise named "DRUZBA" (Friendship) in Pakistan in 2016 and in Russia in 2017. Both countries also held counter-narcotics naval exercise called "Arabian Monsoon" in the Arabian Sea in 2014 and 2015.

Update: 10 Aug, 2018

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