India refused to participate in the Caucasus-2020 military exercises

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India has refused to participate in the Kavkaz-2020 strategic command and staff exercise, which is scheduled for September this year. The information was confirmed by the country’s Ministry of Defense on the official page of the department in Twitter

The ministry noted that India and Russia are close and privileged strategic partners. The Indian side takes part in many international events at the invitation of Moscow, however, due to the coronavirus pandemic and the difficulties associated with it, Delhi decided not to send a contingent to Caucasus 2020.

On August 24, it was reported that Indian Foreign Minister Subramanyam Jaishankar plans to come to Russia in September in preparation for the next summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).

Also on August 24, Russian Minister of Health Mikhail Murashko said that negotiations on the supply of Russian vaccine against coronavirus to the countries of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization are already underway.

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization is a permanent international organization, the creation of which was announced on June 15, 2001 in Shanghai (PRC). The members of the organization are Russia, China, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, India, Pakistan.

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