Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation : More in detail

17.11.2020 (14:11)

Russian and Pakistani snipers exchanged professional secrets at the international exercise Friendship-2020

At the base of the training of special operations forces of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan in the city of Tarbela, within the framework of the international exercise Friendship-2020, snipers of the special unit of the 49th combined-arms army of the Southern Military District and the Pakistani army destroyed a mock enemy in a mountainous and wooded area.

Acting as part of mixed reconnaissance groups, they performed covert movement and camouflage exercises using service and improvised means. Particular attention was paid to the selection and equipment of positions, the secrets of sniping, as well as the use of various observation and aiming devices.

Sniper pairs destroyed targets using special techniques.

The servicemen also worked out the technique of conducting enemy reconnaissance, classifying targets by importance, determining the distance to them.

During the event, snipers from Russia and Pakistan exchanged experience in adjustment telescopic sights and shooting from the Remington 700 and M24 sniper rifles in service with Pakistan.

The firing of weapons was carried out at targets imitating the manpower of a mock enemy at a range from 100 to 600 m.

Joint training of snipers takes place within the framework of the joint Russian-Pakistani military exercise Friendship-2020.

For the first time, Russian military personnel perform combat training tasks using weapons, equipment and communications equipment of Pakistani army.

The purpose of the joint exercise is to strengthen and develop military cooperation between the armed forces of the Russian Federation and the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.

The training will last till November 19 this year.

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The joint exercise is being conducted on the territory of the special operations forces' training ground in the city of Tarbela, as well as at the base of the National Anti-Terrorist Center in the village of Pabbi (Islamic Republic of Pakistan).

The joint Russian-Pakistani military exercise Friendship has been held since 2016, in which military personnel from the Russian Armed Forces take part in motorized rifle units and special purpose units of SMD stationed in Karachay-Cherkess and Stavropol.

Press Service of the Southern Military District
Southern Military District , International exercises
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