LAHORE – Pakistan and India will take part in a joint counter-terrorism train to be hosted by the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) later this yr.
The joint army train is anticipated to happen in Kazakhstan’s Sary Arka area as a part of the SCO’s agenda to fight frequent challenges and threats, in response to reviews in Indian media.
India and Pakistan collectively grew to become full-fledged members of the SCO, a China-dominated regional safety grouping, in 2017.
The 2 nations had additionally taken half in an SCO joint army train in 2018 which occurred in Russia. The train witnessed the participation of troops from India, Pakistan, China, Russia, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan, which collectively represent the SCO.
Prime ministers of each Pakistan and India are heading to Kyrgyz capital of Bishkek for the 19th Assembly of the Council of the Heads of State, between 13-14 June.
This would be the first time that Imran Khan and Narendra Modi will come face-to-face.
Tensions between the 2 nations escalated after the Pulwama assault wherein 40 CRPF personnel have been killed after a suicide bomber blew up an Indian paramilitary convoy carrying personnel to Kashmir on 14 February.
Following the Pulwama assault, India claimed a ‘surgical strike’ in Balakot, Pakistan, blaming the militant Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) for the assault.
The following day, Feb 27th, Pakistan Air Power (PAF) shot down two Indian fighter jets over the disputed border area of Kashmir.
Following the Feb 27 strikes, India confirmed the lack of one airplane (MiG-21 Bison) and stated it shot down a Pakistani jet (F-16) because it responded to the incident. Nonetheless, the Indian declare was later debunked by US officers who stated that they've counted the variety of Pakistan Air Power F-16s in service and may say that none have been misplaced to the Indian Air Power on Feb 27 this yr.
Pakistan additionally captured an Indian pilot, Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, and to India’s fury, revealed a video of him. He was later handed over to India authorities.
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