The Russian military is in Pakistan to do joint military exercises. This is the first time ever that the world’s largest country is doing so. Also recently Russia was seen doing naval exercises with Pakistan’s all weather friend China.
Friendship 2016: Russia, Pakistan to kick-start joint military drills https://t.co/sl7ZTskPSv
— RT (@RT_com) September 23, 2016
Also, DG ISPR Lt-Gen Asim Bajwa tweeted: “A contingent of Russian ground forces arrived in Pakistan for first ever Pak- Russian joint exercise (two weeks) from September 24 to October 10,”
A contingent of Russian ground forces arrived Pak for 1st ever Pak- Russian joint exercise (2 weeks) from 24 Sep to 10 Oct 2016 pic.twitter.com/eWzQMlENL6
— Gen Asim Bajwa (@AsimBajwaISPR) September 23, 2016
The Russian military contingent will be doing exercises in Pakistan from 24th September to 10th of October 2016. Up to 200 military personal will take place in the joint military drills.
Following the Uri Attack in Kashmir, Indian media was claiming that Russia has cancelled the exercises and showing it as a win for Indian diplomacy which is trying really, really hard to ‘isolate’ Pakistan.
This comes after these welcome updates in the last few days:
• Germany showing interest in investing in CPEC
• Iran wanting to join CPEC
• Japan trying to invest in technology in Pakistan
• China vocally supporting Pakistan’s Kashmir stance
• Turkey is going to send fact finding mission to Kashmir and OIC calling for immediate halt to Indian atrocities
The current military drills dubbed as ‘Friendship 2016’ are sure to give a boost to the bilateral relations between the two countries; a relationship on right course in the recent years.
Most of Indian media is wary of it:
— Hindustan Times (@htTweets) September 23, 2016
And the Indians don’t like it
Modiji selfie lete rahe aur Russia, China Pakistan k saath exercise. Diplomacy?
Russia forces in Pak for joint drill https://t.co/TuOHIEjf1P
— Prashant Parashar () (@sucoder) September 23, 2016
Russian troops arrives pakistan… shocked…
Heard Russia had put it on hold…
— Shrikant Pillay (@shrikantp1987) September 23, 2016
On the other hand, Pakistanis are very happy with this development
— Mohammad Rehan Javed (@maarjay) September 23, 2016
Another Indian media claim and news went wrong that Russia called off military exercises with Pakistan. Here they are: pic.twitter.com/lbPeXV9FBC
— Asma Shirazi (@asmashirazi) September 23, 2016
— Raza Ahmad Rumi (@Razarumi) September 23, 2016
Welcome to Pakistan!