Communist Bloc Military Updates: Kremlin bans 250,000 state employees from travelling abroad, includes military personnel, police, persons with access to state secrets, restriction for “indefinite” period, 150 countries listed, “measure designed to prevent leaks of secret information to foreign intelligence agencies”; Russian, Belarusian air forces test joint air defense system in former’s Astrakhan region, combat aircraft carry out ground strikes, follows Mar. 6 drill; Russian Air Force delegation in Serbia, inspects 250th Anti-Aircraft Brigade, 2nd Rocket Division in Jakovo; Russian inspectors at Montana’s Malmstrom AFB, ensure demolition of 18 ICBM launch facilities per 2011 arms control treaty; Kremlin inks US$470 million contract for delivery of 16 MiG-29 SMT fighters; Russia’s sole aircraft carrier leaves Med. after 3-month tour, sails for N. Fleet’s home port of Severomorsk; Russia to deploy French-built Mistral helicopter carriers to Pacific Fleet, 1st later this year, 2nd in 2015; 2 Russian warships make first-ever port of call in Pakistan, Moscow historically close to Islamabad’s archrival India

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