Pakistan Armed Forces contingent on Saturday participated in the opening ceremony of the multinational military exercise being held in the Astrakhan region, Russia.
The ceremony was attended by the military from Armenia, Belarus, China, Myanmar, Pakistan, and Russia. The exercise will be held from 21-26 September,
#PakistanArmedForces contingent participated in opening ceremony of multinational military exercise,— DG ISPR (@OfficialDGISPR) September 19, 2020
#Kavkaz2020, held @ Astrakhan region, #Russia today. Ex Kavkaz (21-26 Sep ) aims @ assessing ability of troops to react 2 various challenges & learn 4fm each other’s experiences. pic.twitter.com/irD8wCju4q
The KAVKAZ-2020 Exercise, strategic exercise is aimed at assessing the ability of the armed forces to ensure military security in Russia’s southwest, where serious terrorist threats persist and preparing for the strategic command-staff drills. The main training grounds that will be involved are located in the Southern Military District.
According to the Russian Ministry of Defence, KAVKAZ-2020 (Caucasus-2020) multilateral strategic command-post exercise is to have 80,000 people approximately.
About 80,000 people in total are expected to be involved in the KAVKAZ-2020 strategic command-post exercise (this includes combat support units, combat service support units, technical support units, air defense, and naval units, as well as special troops (the Federal National Guard Troops Service and the Ministry for Emergency Situations),” said the Ministry in a media briefing.
As for the vehicles and equipment involved in this exercise, there are going to be about 450 mechanized infantry combat vehicles (MICV) and armored personnel carriers (APC), 200 artillery systems, and multiple-launch rocket systems, as and 250 tanks.
The ministry also stated that the military from Armenia, Belarus, China, Myanmar, and Pakistan will take part in the exercise, with a total of about 1,000 militaries.
Meanwhile, Azerbaijan, Indonesia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, and Sri Lanka will take part as observers.