India is currently hosting the multilateral anti-terror exercise ‘Manesar Anti-terror 2022’.


What is it?

  • It is under the framework of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure (RATS).
  • It is stage 2 of the exercise and the Stage-1 of the Exercise was conducted from July 27 to August 1 by the National Counter Terrorist Forces of SCO Member Countries in their respective territories.
  • The exercise is aimed at exchanging expertise, best practices and build synergy between the Counter Terrorism Forces of the SCO RATS Member Countries to enhance capabilities for conducting Anti-Terrorist operations and countering other security threats collectively.


About the Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure (RATS)

  • Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure (RATS) one of the permanent organs of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation and has its headquarters in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
  • The objective of SCO RATS is to facilitate cooperation and coordination against Terrorism, Extremism and Separatism.
  • India assumed the chairmanship of the Council of SCO RATS in October 2021.
  • Joint Anti-Terror Exercise (JATE) is an annual Counter Terrorist Exercise held within the framework of the SCO RATS.