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INDIA TO PARTICIPATE IN KAVKAZ 2020 EXERCISE IN RUSSIA

INDIA TO PARTICIPATE IN KAVKAZ 2020 EXERCISE IN RUSSIA

Context

India will take part in a tri-service exercise in Russia

Details

  • It is commonly referred to as KAVKAZ 2020
  • It is to be held in Astrakhan in southern Russia.
  • It is is scheduled in September 2020
  • The Indian contingent will includes 150 Army personnel with few number of personnel from the Navy and Air Force
  • Apart from India, China and Pakistan along with member-states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) will take part in the exercise.
  • Recently, India and China participated in the Victory Day Parade in Moscow.

About SCO

  • It is an intergovernmental organization.
  • It was founded in Shanghai, China  on 15 June 2001.
  • It comprises eight Member States - China, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Pakistan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, four Observer States - Afghanistan, Belarus, Iran, and Mongolia and six “Dialogue Partners”- Armenia, Azerbaijan, Cambodia, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Turkey.

List of India-Russia Exercise

  • Indra
  • Tsentr2019

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