India, Pakistan get ready to join SCO — and future joint military exercises

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With India and Pakistan ready to become members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) and Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistan counterpart Nawaz Sharif expected in the Kazakh capital Thursday, New Delhi and Islamabad, The Indian Express has learnt, will be taking steps towards a one-of-a-kind cooperation by committing to "joint military exercises" under the rubric of counter-terrorism cooperation.

While Indian and Pakistani military officials have served together under the United Nations flag, this will be a rare occasion - when that happens - to conduct joint military exercises along with other SCO countries - China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan.

However, there are certain concerns, specifically as to how India and Pakistan will cooperate in the field of counter-terrorism.

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