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Pakistani military to be trained by Russia

Pakistani soldiers in a truck.
Pakistani soldiers on patrol. Photo: Asif Hassan/AFP/Getty Images

Pakistan and Russia signed an agreement this week that said Pakistani military officers would be trained at Russian Federation military institutes, the Associated Press reports.

The context: This comes after reports that the U.S. is cutting back on military training for Pakistani soldiers in the U.S., per the AP. The agreement "underscores Pakistan's increasing reliance on Russia for its military needs." Go deeper: Pakistan's future as the "most dangerous country in the world"