India is participating in the drill for the first time since becoming a full member of the SCO in June 2017.


For the first time, the militaries of India and Pakistan are taking part in a mega anti-terror drill of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) in Russia aimed at expanding cooperation among the member countries to deal with the growing menace of terrorism and extremism.

India is participating in the drill for the first time since becoming a full member of the SCO in June 2017.
The joint exercise is being conducted by the Central Military Commission of Russia from 22 August to 29 August at Chebarkul, Russia. According to FirstPost.

The exercise will involve tactical level operations in an international counterinsurgency or counter-terrorism environment under the SCO Charter.
At least 3,000 soldiers from China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, India and Pakistan are participating in the drill, according to the Chinese media reports.


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