Web Desk(June 15, 2018): Military forces from India and Pakistan will train together under the framework of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO)’s counter-terror military exercise, “Peace Mission 2018,” according to Indian media. It will be the very first time for soldiers from the two countries to jointly conduct training for a war game. The SCO’s role in maintaining regional peace has started to display.
Since the partition of India in 1947, conflicts between New Delhi and Islamabad have been occurring one after another. Contradictions between the two have presented enormous obstacles for South Asian regional integration.
Against this backdrop, it is good to see the two agree to take part in joint military training. When India and Pakistan were accepted as full members of the SCO in June 2017, some observers worried that the long-term foes might turn the organization into a platform to fight against each other. Now, it seems that the SCO has instilled a spirit of collaboration between the two.