Tajikistan hosts Russian military exercise

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According to the press center of the Russian military base in Tajikistan, the complete exercise involved 500 military personnel, along with armored vehicles, tanks, artillery, and the Orlan-10 unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) with a final phase featuring live-fire missions.


The Russian military base deployed in Tajikistan is Russia’s largest non-naval military facility outside the country.


Russia first established the 201st military base in Tajikistan in 2004 with a contingent of several thousand personnel from a motorized infantry division stationed in Tajikistan under a previous agreement, which was signed in 1993, and hosts Russia’s largest military contingent deployed abroad.


A total of some 7,000 Russian troops are now stationed at two military facilities collectively known as the 201st military base – in Dushanbe and Bokhtar (formerly QurghonTeppa, some 100 kilometers from Dushanbe.


Source: Asia Plus