Rawalpindi (Staff Report): A two-week long joint exercise DRUZBA 2017 between special forces of Pakistan and Russia started in Minralney Vody, Russia , the Inter Services Public Relation (ISPR) said on Monday.

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 apart from a cordon and search operation, the military’s media wing added.

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.