According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa held a meeting with the Russian Ambassador Alexey Yurevish Dedov on Thursday.
The media wing of military stated that the Russian envoy discussed security situation in the region and also exchanged thoughts over the bilateral cooperation.
The visiting dignitary conferred Order of Friendship, Medal for Courage in Salvation and Medal for the Common Wealth in Rescue to ten officers and two soldiers of the Pakistan Army in recognition of their cooperation, commitment and audacity during search & rescue operation at Latok-1 to rescue Russian Mountaineer Alexander Gukov from 20650 feet AMSL in July 2018.
Spanned over 6 days, the rescue mission was carried out by the army aviation under extremely hostile and challenging conditions.
The Russian envoy also presented Medal for the Common Wealth in Rescue and Letter of Commendation of Russian Mountaineering Federation to COAS Qamar Javed Bajwa, stated ISPR.