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Exercise Peace Mission 2021

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  • GS Paper 2: Security– Security challenges and their management in border areas; linkages of organized crime with terrorism.

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Exercise Peace Mission- Context

  • A team of 200 Army and Air Force personnel of India is in Russia to participate in Exercise Peaceful Mission.
    • Prior to their departure, the contingent underwent training and preparation under the aegis of South Western Command.
    • The Indian contingent was inducted to the exercise area by two IL-76 aircrafts.
  • Exercise Peace Mission is being held between the member-states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) from September 13 to 25 that also includes Pakistan and China.

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Exercise Peace Mission 2021- Key Points

  • About: The 6th edition of Exercise PEACEFUL MISSION is being hosted by Russia in the Orenburg Region of southwest Russia from 13 to 25 September 2021.
    • SCO PEACEFUL MISSION is a Multilateral & Joint Counter Terrorism Exercise.
    • PEACEFUL MISSION exercise is conducted biennially under the “military diplomacy” between the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) member states.
  • Aim: To foster close relations between SCO member states and to enhance the abilities of the military leaders to command multi-national military contingents.
  • Importance of Peace Mission: The exercise will enable sharing of best practices between the Armed Forces of SCO nations.
    • The exercise will also provide an opportunity for the Armed Forces of SCO Nations to train in Counter-Terrorism Operations in an urban scenario in a multinational and joint environment.
  • Scope of the Peace Mission: The scope of the exercise includes professional interaction, mutual understanding of drills & procedures, the establishment of joint command & control structures and elimination of terrorist threats.


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