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India to participate in Kavkaz 2020 exercise in Russia  

8th August, 2020 Security


  • India will take part in the Russian Kavkaz 2020 strategic command-post exercise next month.
  • The invitees for the exercise also include China and Pakistan apart from other member-states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO).
  • A small tri-service contingent will take part in the exercise to be held in Astrakhan in southern Russia.
  • The invitation for participation to Kavkaz 2020, also referred to as Caucasus-2020, has been extended to at least 18 countries including China, Iran, Pakistan and Turkey apart from other Central Asian Republics part of the SCO.
  • Pakistan is likely to participate but is yet to take a final decision.
  • In June, India and Chinese military contingents marched at the Victory Day Parade at Red Square in Moscow to mark the 75th anniversary of World War II.