Russia has increased the number of its military contingent in joint trilateral exercises in Tajikistan at the Harb-Maidon training ground, 20 km from the border with Afghanistan. It is reported by TASS with reference to the press service of the Central Military District (CVD).
It is specified that according to the decision of the commander of the Central Military District, Colonel-General Alexander Lapin, the number of the military contingent for participation in joint exercises of units of the armed forces of Russia, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan was increased to 1.8 thousand people. In addition, the number of military and special equipment attracted has doubled – up to 420 units -.
The exercises at the Tajik training ground Harb-Maidon, which is located 20 kilometers from the border with Afghanistan, will be held from 5 to 10 August. The Russian military contingent will be represented by units of the 201st military base, including mountain motorized rifle, tank, artillery units, as well as groups of a special separate special-purpose unit of the Central Military District. Also, the exercises involve experts from the NBC protection and mobile electronic warfare groups.