Correct Answer : Option (B) - Shanghai Cooperation Organisation
India is currently hosting the multilateral anti-terror exercise ‘Manesar Anti-terror 2022’ scheduled from October 8 to October 13, 2022.
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.
Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure (RATS):
* Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure (RATS) one of the permanent organ 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 Oct 2021.
* Joint Anti-Terror Exercise (JATE) is an annual Counter Terrorist Exercise held within the framework of the SCO RATS.
Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) :
The SCO is an eight-member economic and security bloc that India and Pakistan joined as full-time members back in 2017.
The founding members of this group include China
, and Uzbekistan
..Source : The Hindu