India, Pakistan Take Part In Multi-Nation Military Exercise

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Shanghai Cooperation Organization
A week-long multinational military exercise ‘TSENTR’ [Centre] 2019 has kicked off in the Russian region of Orenburg under the ambit of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).

Apart from host Russia, military contingents from all SCO member states including China, India & Pakistan, are taking part in this international exercise. Servicemen from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan would also take part.

The exercise “Centre” aims at evolving drills of the participating armies in the fight against international terrorism ensuring security and stability in the region.

More than 20 crews have been fully trained, among other things, to intercept aerial targets, engage in air-to-air combat, destroy aerial and ground targets, provide fire support to ground forces. The exercise will involve 128,000 troops, more than 20,000 pieces of military equipment, 600 aircraft and 15 warships and auxiliary vessels.

The main operations span from September 16-21 at training ranges in South Russia, Siberia and Urals and in the Caspian Sea.

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