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Russian Troops In Tajikistan On Exercise

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About two thousand Russian motorised infantry from the 201st Military Base in Tajikistan recently undertook live firing as part of unit training.

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Russian CMD Press Release, February 2021: About two thousand soldiers of motorised riflemen units of the Russian military base in Tajikistan, reinforced by armoured groups, carried out live firing.

Subunits on vehicles made marches to the areas of the exercise, working out the deployment of command posts and the provision of stable continuous communications to control subordinate personnel in battle.

At the main stages of the exercise, the motorised infantry worked out the tasks of conducting combat operations in defence and offence with the execution of shooting from small arms, grenade launchers, armament of BTR-82A armoured personnel carriers, BMP-2 infantry fighting vehicles and T-72 tanks.

In the course of practising tactical techniques at night, the servicemen used modern night sights and night vision devices. At the Lyaur training ground, more than 3,000 targets were prepared, representing command posts, armoured vehicles, firepower and enemy manpower.

For reference: The 201st military base in Tajikistan is Russia’s largest military facility outside its borders. It is located in two cities – Dushanbe and Bokhtar. It consists of motorised rifle, tank, artillery, reconnaissance, air defence, signals and CBRN protection troops.

Source: Press Service of the Russian Federation MoD Central Military District

¤ Footnote: English and auto-translated Russian versions of this release have been combined.

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