Military Capabilities

Pakistani military personnel to receive training in Russia

09 August 2018

Islamabad has signed an agreement with Moscow that will allow Pakistani military personnel to be trained in Russia in a move designed to strengthen bilateral defence ties, according to Pakistani and Indian media reports.

“Both countries signed the Contract on Admission of Service Members of Pakistan in RF’s [Russian Federation’s] Training Institutes,” Pakistani newspaper Dawn reported, quoting the Ministry of Defence (MoD) in Islamabad.

The Press Trust of India news agency pointed out that the agreement was signed on 7 August at the conclusion of the first meeting of the Russian-Pakistani Joint Military Consultative Committee (JMCC) in Islamabad, during which Russian Deputy Defence Minister Colonel General Alexander Fomin and Pakistani Defence Secretary Zamir ul Hassan Shah headed their respective delegations.

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