SCO Peace Mission
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.