What's New :

6th Edition of Exercise SCO Peaceful Mission 2021

  • Published
    20th Sep, 2021

GS-II: International Relations

  • Important International Institutions

GS-III: Security 

  • Various Security Forces & Agencies & Their Mandate
Context

The 6th edition of Exercise Peaceful Mission was recently hosted by Russia in the Orenburg Region of South West Russia.

Prelims question:

Which of the following countries do not participate in Exercise Peaceful Mission?

  1. Pakistan
  2. India
  3. Iran
  4. Afghanistan
  5. Russia

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

  • A.
  • B.
  • C.
  • D.

Mains Question:

The SCO provides India a convenient channel for its outreach, trade and strategic ties, to Central Asian countries. Discuss. (250 Words)

Approach:

  • In the introduction, give an overview about SCO and India's engagement with it.
  • Enumerate how India can benefit from its engagement in SCO.
  • Enumerate the challenges India faces as a member of SCO.
  • Conclusion

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