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An irritant for India and the US: Pakistani-Russian military exercises start in Pakistan

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An irritant for India and the US: Pakistani-Russian military exercises start in Pakistan

Today, November 5, the joint Russian-Pakistani military exercises "Friendship-2020" will start in Pakistan. This was reported by the press service of the Southern Military District.


Joint exercises of the Russian and Pakistani military have been held since 2016. On the Russian side, fighters from motorized rifle divisions and special forces of the Southern Military District participate in them. This year, more than 70 special forces from the 49th combined-arms army of the Southern Military District, stationed in the Stavropol Territory, went to Pakistan. In total, about 150 servicemen of the two countries will take part in the exercises.

The main objective of the exercise is to develop and strengthen military cooperation between the armed forces of Russia and Pakistan.

The exercise "Friendship-2020" in accordance with the plan of international military cooperation will be held on the territory of the special operations forces range in the village of Tarbela, as well as on the basis of the National Counter-Terrorism Center in Pabbi of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan from 5 to 21 November

- said in a statement.

It is noted that this will be the third joint exercise held in Pakistani territory, two more were held in Russia - in the Kuban and in the mountains of Karachay-Cherkessia.

Earlier, the United States said that the strengthening of Pakistan's relations with Russia hinders the influence of the United States on Islamabad. This was stated in the report of the Office of the Inspector General of the US Department of State.
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  1. Pereira
    Pereira 5 November 2020 10: 46
    +2
    Our answer is multi-vector - we can do it too. And at a higher level. Not from below, but from above.
    1. icant007
      icant007 5 November 2020 13: 26
      -3
      As far back as 1991, I remember Zhirinovsky during his presidential election campaign, speaking about foreign policy, he promoted the idea of ​​"North-South". That is, to stop trying to make friends with the West, and to build closer relations with the South.
      From the same series "Ministry of Throws South", "washing boots in the Indian Ocean")))

      And in this regard, I support the southern vector, whatever the problems in the past.
    2. Normal ok
      Normal ok 5 November 2020 22: 11
      0
      Quote: Pereira
      Our answer is multi-vector - we can do it too. And at a higher level. Not from below, but from above.

      And what is there to be happy about? This means that the Indians will soon make a final break with Russian arms imports. And the Pakistanis will not replace them, they are already heavily dependent on Chinese imports.
  2. NDR-791
    NDR-791 5 November 2020 10: 55
    +2
    Pakistan's strengthening relationship with Russia is hampering US influence over Islamabad
    That influence ended in the early 90s. When we left Afghanistan, the Americans relaxed and China seriously came to Pakistan. Now amers ears from a dead donkey, not Pakistan.
  3. Knell wardenheart
    Knell wardenheart 5 November 2020 10: 56
    +9
    What a frankly stupid idea. The path to Pakistan has been long and firmly ordered for us - the United States and China rule there, we cannot rule there by definition, because we cooperate very widely with India. It is also worth remembering how Pakistan "worked" against us during the Afghan operation.
    Strictly speaking, we have nothing special to do there - Pakistan has very modest funds (relative to India)
    1. Livonetc
      Livonetc 5 November 2020 11: 50
      -3
      What is happening shows the opposite.
      Even there, the United States and China, which prevents Pakistan from pursuing a multi-vector policy.
      All according to the latest geopolitical fashion.
    2. carstorm 11
      carstorm 11 5 November 2020 12: 08
      +2
      The USA has not been there for a long time. and we do not need to steer there. because there is nothing and there is no need. this is support for China. very minimal but meaningful.
  4. APASUS
    APASUS 5 November 2020 11: 06
    +3
    Earlier, the United States said that the strengthening of Pakistan's relations with Russia hinders the influence of the United States on Islamabad. This was stated in the report of the Office of the Inspector General of the US Department of State.

    There, China rules and at the same time very thoroughly. The United States no longer has the same influence as before
  5. Thrifty
    Thrifty 5 November 2020 11: 21
    0
    At the end of these exercises, it is necessary to conduct the exercises "Surrdruzhba 2020" with the Afghan army, then "Megasuperdruzhba 2020" in which the Indians, Chinese, Pakistanis, Afghans, as well as our specialists, should participate as observers. ...
  6. rocket757
    rocket757 5 November 2020 11: 23
    +1
    Complex games, multi-vector ... but if you think well, big powers are obliged to do so, Schaub chose as many small and large ones as possible! They can afford a lot more than any ... less.
  7. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 5 November 2020 11: 28
    +2
    US says Pakistan's strengthening relationship with Russia is hampering US influence over Islamabad
    And what and who does not interfere with the United States in this world? Fingers are not enough to list the obstacles preventing Americans from exerting influence. And exercises from the Armed Forces of other states are always useful and only benefit both sides.
  8. Igluxnumx
    Igluxnumx 5 November 2020 12: 00
    -5
    For a moment, Pakistan is the former India. Although they squabble with each other, the world is changing now, and the new is the well-forgotten old. So why don't they team up?
    1. A1845
      A1845 5 November 2020 12: 11
      +1
      Quote: Iglu40
      Pakistan is formerly India

      This is anti-India according to the plan of the notorious Englishwoman

      Quote: rotmistr60
      interferes with the influence of the United States

      bad dancer ... laughing

      Quote: Knell Wardenheart
      it is worth remembering how Pakistan "worked" against us during the Afghan operation

      it jarred me too No.

      In total, about 150 servicemen of the two countries will take part in the exercises

      it says a lot