Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure: RATS
Recently India is hosting the meeting of Regional Anti-Terrorism Organization-RATS of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).
The Regional Anti-Terrorism Framework (RATS) supports coordination and dialogue among the competent bodies of SCO member states to combat terrorism, separatism and extremism.
Under this, the counter-terrorism capability of the member countries is being developed through organizing annual joint counter-terrorism exercises, talks between the border forces, etc.
Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO)
- SCO was established in the year 2001 in Shanghai. It is a permanent intergovernmental political, economic and military organization.
- The member countries of SCO include Russia, China, India, Pakistan, Kyrgyz Republic, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.
Source – The Hindu