The Russian Embassy in Delhi on Friday released a strong statement saying that Russia and Pakistan’s first-ever joint anti-terror exercise will not be held in Azad Kashmir or in any sensitive and problematic areas.

 

Soon after Pakistani army media wing announced that about the arrival of Russian ground forces in Pakistan for the first ever Pak-Russian joint anti-terror exercise, media houses had reported that the exercise will open at Rattu. However, last night the Russian Embassy sent out a strong statement denying all the media reports. 

 

 

Recently the Russian defence ministry in its official statement had said that the exercise starting from today is an effort to an effort to strengthen and develop military cooperation with Pakistan aimed at "eliminating illegal armed groups.”

 

In a time when India is trying to isolate Pakistan after its recent terror attack on Uri, Russia’s move to carry out this anti-terror drill with the country might make this task more complex for India.