A two week long joint exercise DRUZBA 2017
between special forces of Pakistan and Russian Armies started in Minralney Vody, Russia. The opening ceremony was attended by senior military officials of special forces of both countries. The joint exercise will focus on counter terrorism operations, hostage and rescue, and cordon and search operations. The joint exercise will enhance and further strengthen military ties between both the countries and share Pakistan Army's experience in the war against terrorism.