India will be participating in joint anti-terror drills to be held in Pakistan under the umbrella of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO).
The drills, the Press Trust of India reported, will be held in Pabbi, home of Pakistan’s counter-terror school, and the decision to hold the exercises was announced during the 36th meeting of the Council of the Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure (RATS) held in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, on 18 March.
Apart from India, China, Russia and other SCO states will be sending their contingents to take part in the drills.
“Decisions have been made to improve cooperation between the competent authorities of the SCO member states in identifying and suppressing channels that finance terrorist activities,” China’s state-run Xinhua news agency had reported earlier while quoting an SCO statement.
The organisation was created to resolve issues related to border management and security but later its scope was widened.
This comes days after the two nations agreed to ceasefire along the border.