Monday, September 26, 2022

Anti-terrorist exercises: ‘Pakistani troops will go to India’

 

(Anti-terrorist exercises: ‘Pakistani troops will go to India’)


Pakistan’s foreign office confirmed on Friday that Pakistan will participate in SCO counter-terrorism exercises to be held in India later this year:

Pakistan and India are part of the regional body, which also includes China, Russia and the Central Asian Republics (CARs). This will be the first time that Pakistan will participate in such exercises in India. 

Pakistani Foreign Office Spokesman Asim Iftikhar confirmed Pakistan’s participation in the exercises. He confirmed that these exercises will be held in Maheser in October and Shanghai. Being a member of the Cooperation Organization, Pakistan will participate in this. 

This initiative is considered important in view of the growing tension between the two countries. 

Although the back channel dialogues renewed the ceasefire agreement in February last year. The ceasefire is still in place but there is no sign of progress or a thaw in relations on either side. 

In fact, the back-channel talks ended with both sides sticking to their respective positions. However, New Delhi is keenly interested in reviving trade and other aspects of the relationship. When the government changed in Pakistan in April. 

There was renewed hope for a possible breakthrough. Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi held talks, but things did not move forward. 

There will be at least two occasions. Both Modi and Shehbaz will first attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit in Samarkand and then the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) meeting.

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