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The multilateral joint counter-terror exercise “Manesar Anti-Terror 2022”, organized by India under the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), concluded on Thursday.

India Today Web Desk

New Delhi,UPDATED: Oct 13, 2022 23:53 IST

A closer look at the multilateral joint counter-terror exercise

The multilateral joint counter-terrorism exercise organized by India under the SCO has been completed.

By India Today Web Desk: The one-week multinational joint counter-terror exercise, “Manesar Anti-Terror 2022” under the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure (RATS) concluded Thursday at National Security Guard (NSG) Manesar Garrison.

“Representatives of the counter-terrorism forces of six member countries of the SCO, RATS, including the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Republic of Kyrgyzstan, the Republic of Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, the Russian Federation and the Indian NSG mutually shared their exercises, procedures, best practices and other innovative methodologies to build capabilities and capacity to combat the threat of terrorism, separatism and extremism,” said official sources.

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The participants in the exercise were exposed to brain-stimulating collaborative planning in the simulated multidimensional terrorist attack environment and then practiced evolving exercises together for various contingencies of the counter-terrorist operations, according to official sources.

The ‘JATE 22’ has further improved coordination, cooperation and functional coherence in countering common security challenges, in particular global terrorism and extremism.

DG NSG, MA Ganapathy, and Executive Council Director, RATS, Mirzaev Ruslan Erkinovich, attended the closing ceremony.

A demonstration by the NSG demonstrating its capabilities and special skills in conducting anti-terrorist operations was part of the closing ceremony attended by representatives of SCO member states’ diplomatic missions.

(With input from Jitendra)

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