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Russia: Massive ‘Centre 2019’ military drills begin in Orenburg

Russian Federation, Orenburg region
September 16, 2019 at 13:09 GMT +00:00 · Published

Troops from Russia and seven other nations including China, India and Pakistan kicked off 'Centre 2019' military drills in the Orenburg region on Monday.

Around 128,000 troops will take part at the mass anti-terrorism exercises, which run from 16 to 21 September in 17 different locations.

According to Russia’s Defence Ministry, some 20,000 pieces of military equipment and about 600 aircraft will also take part in the multi-nation training.

The drills are aimed at developing and strengthening military cooperation between Russia and its allies.

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Troops from Russia and seven other nations including China, India and Pakistan kicked off 'Centre 2019' military drills in the Orenburg region on Monday.

Around 128,000 troops will take part at the mass anti-terrorism exercises, which run from 16 to 21 September in 17 different locations.

According to Russia’s Defence Ministry, some 20,000 pieces of military equipment and about 600 aircraft will also take part in the multi-nation training.

The drills are aimed at developing and strengthening military cooperation between Russia and its allies.

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