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The Indian and Pakistani military for the first time participate in exercises SCO - RIA Novosti, 8/24/2018


CHEBARKUL TESTING RANGE (Chelyabinsk region), 24 Aug — RIA Novosti. The military personnel from India and Pakistan for the first time takes part in joint anti-terrorist exercises of member countries of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) "A peaceful mission — 2018" which take place in Chelyabinsk region, representatives of these countries on Friday at the opening ceremony of maneuvers.© have reported RIA Novosti / Alexander Kondratyuk to Pass into an image bank the Head of manoeuvers of SCO in the Urals has told about their purposes "our contingent has brought with himself rich fighting experience of battle with terrorism, opposition to him, and we are sure that we will study each other. It is the first time when the armed contingent of the Indian army participates in the doctrine of SCO "Peaceful mission" and for us it is a great honor" — the brigade general of the Republic of India Vikas Likare has told. More than 350 servicemen take part in the exercises "Peaceful Mission" from India and Pakistan. "For us it is honor and privilege — to be invited to the exercises "Peaceful Mission — 2018", this historical event — to be for the first time on such action. Today our presence gives the unique chance of acquisition of experience of each other from participation in maneuvers. Fighting experience of the Russian Federation which is gained in Syria — for us an indicator. To armed forces of Pakistan is what to offer other countries of SCO in fight against terrorism" — the head of department of combat training of the integrated headquarters of Armed forces of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan brigade general Yunus Shakhid has noted. From August 22 to August 29 on Chebarkul testing range there takes place joint anti-terrorist command-staff exercise of armed forces of member states of SCO "A peaceful mission — 2018". Bodies of military management, division of ground forces and aircraft of Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, China, India and Pakistan will take part in maneuvers, representatives of Uzbekistan are present at quality of observers. In total more than 3 thousand servicemen and about 500 pieces of equipment will be involved in the international exercises "Peaceful Mission — 2018".

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