SCO Peace Mis­sion

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The mem­ber na­tions of the Shang­hai Co­op­er­a­tion Or­ga­ni­za­tion (SCO) have came to­gether at the Com­bined Arms Range in Che­barkul, Rus­sia for the Ex­er­cise Peace Mis­sion 2018 on Au­gust 24, 2018. The ex­er­cise pro­vided an op­por­tu­nity to the armed forces of SCO na­tions to train in counter-ter­ror­ism op­er­a­tions in ur­ban sce­nario in a multi­na­tional and joint en­vi­ron­ment. The scope of the ex­er­cise in­cluded pro­fes­sional in­ter­ac­tion, mu­tual un­der­stand­ing of drills and pro­ce­dures, es­tab­lish­ment of joint com­mand and con­trol struc­tures and elim­i­na­tion of ter­ror­ist threat in ur­ban counter-ter­ror­ist sce­nario. The ex­er­cise cul­mi­nated on Au­gust 29, 2018.

The Rus­sian Army had the ma­jor par­tic­i­pa­tion of 1,700 per­son­nel fol­lowed by China with 700 and In­dia with 200 per­son­nel. The SCO Peace Mis­sion Ex­er­cise is one of the ma­jor de­fense co­op­er­a­tion ini­tia­tives amongst SCO na­tions and will be a land­mark event in the his­tory of SCO de­fence co­op­er­a­tion. The mil­i­tary con­tin­gents of the all eight SCO mem­ber na­tions are par­tic­i­pat­ing in the ex­er­cise.

(TOP)THE EX­ER­CISE BE­ING IN­AU­GU­RATED AT SHAGOL AIR­BASE, CHELYABINSK WITH AN IM­PRES­SIVE PA­RADE BY ALL PAR­TIC­I­PANTS. IAF’S TEAM LEADER GP CAPT ABHIJEET NENE WISHES THE RUS­SIAN, CHI­NESE AND KAZAKH CON­TIN­GENTS.

(ABOVE, L-R)WITH THE IN­SUR­GENTS ON THE RUN, THE SCO FORCES ARE BUILD­ING UP TO A CRESCENDO TO­WARDS THE JOINT AIR-LAND CAM­PAIGN; TWO SQUADS OF IN­DIAN ARMY’S SPE­CIAL FORCES, DIS­PLAY HIGH DE­GREE OF JOINTNESS WITHIN THE IN­DIAN ARMED FORCES.

(LEFT)EX PEACE MIS­SION CUL­MI­NATED ON AU­GUST 29, 2018 . AF­TER A PRE­CISE AND PRO­FES­SIONAL CON­DUCT OF EX­ER­CISE, IAF TEAM DE-IN­DUCTED FROM SHAGOL AIR­BASE, CHELYABINSK, RUS­SIA.

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