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Indian Army will go to Pakistan for participating in counter terrorism exercise. Pabbi-Anti-Terror 2021 to be held by India, Pakistan and China. This would maybe the first time when Indian Army would join China and Pakistan for Anti terror exercises on the land of Pakistan. There is no official confirmation from Indian side for this exercise.

This exercise is to be held under SCO i.e. Shanghai cooperation organisation. India had already boycotted the KavKaz exercise but the condition  is different now. Firing on the border has stopped , Pakistan is offering talks with India. This may lead Indian Army doing exercise on Pakistani land.

SCO - Shanghai Corporation Corporation has 8 main members that are CHINA, INDIA, KAZAKHSTAN, KYRGYZSTAN, PAKISTAN, RUSSIA, TAJIKISTAN, UZBEKISTAN and 4 observer states that include AFGHANISTAN, BELARUS, IRAN, MONGOLIA.

This is ironic that Pakistan is conducting anti-terrorist exercise as Pakistan is in the grey list of FATF and there are many US designated terrorists who are roaming openly in Pakistan. 

This exercise is to be held in Pabbi Tehsil of Nowshera District of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. It is located on both side of Grand Trunk (GT) around 20-km from Peshawar, the capital of Khyber Pukhtunkhwa province. Pabbi is the base of its National Counter Terror Center. It is two and a half  hours from Abbottabad where Osama Bin Laden was killed by US forces in 2011.

The Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure (RATS) is headquartered in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, is a permanent organ of the SCO which serves to promote cooperation of member states against the three evils of terrorism, separatism and extremism.

The Head of RATS is elected to a three-year term. Each member state also sends a permanent representatives to RATS.

The official working languages of the Shanghai Corporation Organisation are Chinese and Russian.

Will India participate in this exercise???

Well, maybe as there are many positive developments between India and Pakistan like India opened its airspace for Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's visit to Sri Lanka.

Then the two countries also agred to observe a ceasefire at the Line of Control (LOC) from February 25. Last week Gen Qamar Bajwa, Paksitan's army chief, spoke of "burying the past and moving on", sparking hopes of a new beginning. Over the weekend, Prime Minister narendra Modi wished Khan, who has contracted Covid-19, speedy recovery.

There are various issues which India is facing -

1. Increasing engagement with SCO will dent India's inclusion in the QUAD group.

2. Chinese state media has already called India a negative influence in SCO and BRICS.

What you all think should India participate in PABBI-2021. Please comment.

Thank you.