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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