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  • 23 March, 2021

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Pabbi-Antiterror-2021 – SCO’s Joint Anti-Terrorism Exercise

India, Pakistan, China and other members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) will hold a joint anti-terrorism exercise called “Pabbi-Antiterror-2021”.

About Exercise Pabbi-Antiterror-2021:

  • It was announced during the 36th meeting of the Council of the Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure (RATS) held in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
  • Purpose is to improve cooperation between the competent authorities of the SCO member states.
  • Further, helping them in identifying and suppressing channels that finance terrorist activities.

About SCO:

  • Shanghai Cooperation Organisation is a permanent intergovernmental international organisation founded in 2001.
  • It was founded by Kazakhstan, China, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan.
  • Members: China, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.
  • India and Pakistan were admitted to the SCO as permanent members in 2017.
  • Observer States: Afghanistan, Belarus, Iran and Mongolia.

Organisational Structure:

  • Heads of State Council is the supreme decision-making body in the SCO.
    • It meets once a year and adopts decisions and guidelines on all important matters of the organisation.
    • The HGC also approves the organisation’s annual budget.

Permanent Bodies:

  • SCO Secretariat based in Beijing, China.
  • Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure (RATS) is a permanent organ of the SCO.
    • RATS serves to promote cooperation of member states against the three evils of terrorism, separatism and extremism.

Source: TH

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