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Peace Mission-2021 exercise

From September 20 to 24, 2021, the joint military anti-terrorist command and staff exercise of the armed forces of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization member states Peace Mission-2021 will be held at the Donguz training ground in the Orenburg region.

The main objectives of the exercise are: improving the coordination of the management bodies of the coalition group of troops in the preparation and conduct of a joint anti-terrorist operation, exchanging experience in countering terrorism, as well as mastering the basic tactical techniques and methods of action of the forces (troops) under the leadership of the joint military administration body.

The implementation of combat training tasks during the exercise Peace Mission-2021 will be carried out taking into account the development of the military-political situation in the Central Asian region. The units will work out ways to counter new tactics used by international terrorist organizations, combat unmanned aerial vehicles, and prevent terrorist attacks using chemical and biological weapons.

The military administration bodies and units of the armed forces of the Russian Federation, the Republic of India, the Republic of Kazakhstan, the People's Liberation Army of the People's Republic of China, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, the Republic of Tajikistan and the Republic of Uzbekistan will take part in the practical actions of the forces (troops). For the first time, the military contingent of the Republic of Belarus will take part in the exercise.

In total, more than 3.4 thousand servicemen and more than 600 units of weapons, military and special equipment are involved in the exercise Peace Mission-2021. Of these, about 2 thousand personnel and more than 350 units of weapons and military equipment are participating in the exercise from the Russian side.

The basis of the Russian contingent consists of units of the Central Military District – motorized rifle and artillery formations stationed in the Orenburg region, special purpose brigades from the Samara region, as well as parts of the operational and tactical aviation of the Central Military District and military transport aviation of the Russian Aerospace Forces.

The joint anti-terrorist exercises of the member states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Peace Mission have been held every two years since the organization was established in 2001. The first of them took place in August 2003 on the territory of Kazakhstan and China.

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