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India participates in SCO military exercise in Russia – Kashmir Reader

New Delhi:  India has participated in a multi-nation counter-terror exercise in Russia’s Orenburg area that has been organised underneath the aegis of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO).

India has despatched a workforce of 200 personnel for the sixth version of ‘Exercise Peaceful Mission’ from September 13 to 25, the Indian Army mentioned.

It mentioned the goal of the exercise is to foster shut relations between SCO member states and to boost the talents of the military leaders to command multi-nationwide military contingents.

“The Indian military contingent comprised of an all arms combined force of 200 personnel including 38 personnel from the Indian Air Force,” the Army mentioned in an announcement.

It described the exercise as a landmark occasion in military interactions and international cooperation to counter-terrorism.

The Army mentioned the exercise will allow sharing of greatest practices between the armed forces of the SCO nations.

“The exercise will also provide an opportunity to the Armed Forces of SCO Nations to train in counter-terrorism operations in an urban scenario in a multinational and joint environment,” the Army mentioned.

“The scope of the exercise includes professional interaction, mutual understanding of drills and procedures, establishment of joint command and control structures and elimination of terrorist threats,” it mentioned.

The SCO is an eight-member financial and safety bloc and has emerged as one of many largest transregional worldwide organisations.

India and Pakistan turned its everlasting members in 2017.

The SCO was based at a summit in Shanghai in 2001 by the presidents of Russia, China, the Kyrgyz Republic, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.

India has proven eager curiosity in deepening its safety-associated cooperation with the SCO and its regional anti-terrorism construction (RATS), which particularly offers with points regarding safety and defence.

India was made an observer on the SCO in 2005 and has typically participated in the ministerial-degree conferences of the group focusing primarily on safety and financial cooperation in the Eurasian area.





#Note-Author Name – Press Trust of India

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