Vladimir Putin participates in Russian military drills, personally launches 4 missiles

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 28 October 2017, 08:50 AM
Russian President Vladimir Putin
Russian President Vladimir Putin

President Vladimir Putin has taken part in major military drills of Russian nuclear forces and personally directed the test-firing of four intercontinental ballistic missiles as part of the exercises, the Kremlin said Friday.

Russian news agencies quoted Putin spokesman Dmitry Peskov as saying that Putin participated in Thursday's training which was aimed at testing Russia’s strategic nuclear arsenal.

The Defence Ministry said that three ballistic missiles were fired from nuclear submarines and one from a launchpad in Russia’s northwest as part of the drills.

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Earlier this month, Russia conducted exercises involving intercontinental ballistic missile launchers.The manoeuvres follow massive war games conducted last month by Russia and Belarus that caused jitters in some NATO countries, including Poland and the Baltics.REARD

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First Published: Saturday, October 28, 2017 08:32 AM
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