SCO Joint Exercise on Urban Earthquake Search & Rescue (SCOJtEx-2019)

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News:Indian Home Minister will inaugurate the Shanghai Cooperation Organization(SCO) Joint Exercise on Urban Earthquake Search and Rescue in New Delhi.

Facts:

About the exercise:

  • The exercise SCOJtEx-2019 will be hosted by the National Disaster Response Force(NDRF) at New Delhi.
  • The aim of the exercise is to rehearse the disaster response mechanism, share knowledge, experience and technology for mutual coordination. 
  • The exercise will wlso test the region’s preparedness and resilience towards effective activation of Intergovernmental interaction for immediate response.
  • The participants of all eight member countries namely China, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan will be participating in this exercise.

Additional information:

About Shanghai Cooperation Organisation(SCO):

  • The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation(SCO) also known as the Shanghai Pact is a Eurasian political, economic, and military organisation.
  • It was was founded in 2001 in Shanghai.The Secretariat of SCO is based in Beijing,China.
  • The members of the SCO are China, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.