India takes part in SCO military exercise( Photo Courtesy: Twitter-Indian Army) Photograph:( Twitter )
India had sent its military personnel to the SCO anti-terrorism military exercise "Peace Mission-2021" held in Russia.
According to reports, China's military practised "resisting drone-based attacks" during the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) anti-terrorism military exercise "Peace Mission-2021" held in Russia.
The drills ended on Friday as the Indian Army along with other SCO countries Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, China, Russia and Tajikistan took part in the exercise.
According to China's Global Times, live-fire drills were conducted. The PLA said it took part in the exercise to detect drones as it was being increasingly used in battlefield conditions.
Exercise #PeacefulMission2021— ADG PI - INDIAN ARMY (@adgpi) September 24, 2021
Multi Nation Joint Military Exercise #PeacefulMission2021 of #SCO Nations culminated today. The closing ceremony was marked by march past & equipment display. pic.twitter.com/r7purT5Zzp
The military exercise was aimed at countering large-scale terrorist attacks. India had deployed 200 personnel during the exercise including Indian Air Force personnel.
The exercise was conducted as part of military diplomacy between SCO member states allowing nations within the group to share best practices.
India didn't send troops to the SCO military drill last year amid the standoff along the Line of Actual Control(LAC) last year.
Exercise #PeacefulMission2021— ADG PI - INDIAN ARMY (@adgpi) September 23, 2021
General Bipin Rawat #CDS interacted with the contingent commanders of participating Nations & members of the #IndianArmy contingent. #CDS lauded them for their high standards of training & professionalism. pic.twitter.com/fRiRd2kSeI
Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat was present during the exercise and met members of the Indian contingent, the Indian Army said.
The exercise started on September 13 as various defences forces within the SCO practised counter-terrorism moves in urban scenarios to demonstrate their ability against terror threats. India was admitted to the SCO group in 2017 along with Pakistan.
(With inputs from Agencies)