Military Capabilities

Indian, Pakistani armies to exercise together for the first time

12 June 2018

The Indian and Pakistani armies will participate in the same multinational military exercise for the first time ever. The week-long manoeuvres in Russia’s Ural Mountains are set to take place from the end of August to early September under the framework of the eight-member Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO).

All SCO member states are expected to participate in the ‘Peace Mission 2018’ military drill, which is aimed at promoting mutual trust, co-operation, and co-ordination between their respective militaries.

While this will be the fifth edition of the exercise, it will be the first one in which neighbouring India and Pakistan, which became SCO members in June 2017, will be taking part.

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