PM calls on SCO to act against radicalization

What is the News? The annual summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation(SCO) was held in Tajikistan’s capital city of Dushanbe. What are the key highlights of the summit? Dushanbe Declaration: At the summit, the countries adopted the Dushanbe Declaration. The declaration called for an inclusive government in Afghanistan, with representatives from all ethnic, religious, and… Continue reading PM calls on SCO to act against radicalization

Can the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation be the regional body that stabilises Afghanistan?

Synopsis The crisis in Afghanistan presents a major opportunity for the SCO to realise its regional ambitions. Introduction The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation‘s (SCO) importance for Afghanistan seems self-evident if one can see its member and observer nations. Its founding leaders are the two great powers of the east — Russia and China. Its other initial… Continue reading Can the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation be the regional body that stabilises Afghanistan?

India to invite Imran Khan for Shanghai Council meet

News: Prime Minister of Pakistan will be invited to participate in the Heads of Government Council meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) that will be hosted in India in 2020 Facts: About Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) is a permanent intergovernmental international organisation It was founded in 2001 in Shanghai… Continue reading India to invite Imran Khan for Shanghai Council meet

Statue of Unity finds place in ‘8 Wonders of SCO’

News:The Statue of Unity has been included in the 8 wonders of Shanghai Cooperation Organization(SCO). Facts: About 8 Wonders of SCO:The Eight Wonders of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization(SCO) project embraces eight unique archeological and historical monuments of the SCO member states.These eight sites are: Statue of Unity in India  Daming Palace in China  Navruz Palace… Continue reading Statue of Unity finds place in ‘8 Wonders of SCO’

India to Host Shanghai Summit’s Heads of Government Council Meet In 2020

News: India will host the 19th council of heads of government of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Facts: About Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) is a permanent intergovernmental international organisation It was founded in 2001 in Shanghai by Kazakhstan, China, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan. The Secretariat of SCO is based… Continue reading India to Host Shanghai Summit’s Heads of Government Council Meet In 2020

Union Home Minister addresses 10th Meeting of Heads of Departments of SCO Member States, dealing with the prevention and Elimination of Emergency Situations

News: The Union Minister for Home Affairs addressed the 10th Meeting of the Heads of Departments of SCO Member States, dealing with the prevention and elimination of emergency situations, in New Delhi. India is organizing an SCO Ministerial Meeting for the first time. Facts: About SCO The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) is a permanent intergovernmental… Continue reading Union Home Minister addresses 10th Meeting of Heads of Departments of SCO Member States, dealing with the prevention and Elimination of Emergency Situations

Eurasian Economic Forum

News:The Shanghai Cooperation Organization(SCO) has organized the Eurasian Economic Union meeting. Facts: About the meeting: India had skipped the meeting as the event was organized to discuss and deliberate upon China’s Belt and Road Initiative. The meeting had also promoted the revival of the ancient Great Silk Road in Eurasia in a new, modern format.… Continue reading Eurasian Economic Forum

Conference on military medicine for SCO

News:The first conference of Military Medicine for Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Member States will be held in New Delhi on 12-13th September, 2019. Facts: About the conference: The conference will be the first Military cooperation event hosted by Indian after India became a SCO Member State in 2017. The purpose of the conference is to… Continue reading Conference on military medicine for SCO

Rise of populist forces poses a challenge to judiciary: CJI Gogoi

Chief Justice of India(CJI) has said that the rise of populism presents a challenge to the independence of courts and asked the judiciary to stand up to the populist forces and protect constitutional ethos. These comments were made at the two-day conference in Sochi,Russia that has participation at the level of Chief Justice and Judges… Continue reading Rise of populist forces poses a challenge to judiciary: CJI Gogoi

PM Modi reaches India after attending SCO meet

Indian PM has concluded his two-day visit to attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation(SCO) summit in Bishkek,Kyrgyzstan. During his visit,Indian PM has held successful bilaterals with China, Russia, Afghanistan and Kyrgyzstan apart from addressing the SCO summit. He coined the acronym HEALTH during his address at the Summit, which is a template for strengthening cooperation amongst… Continue reading PM Modi reaches India after attending SCO meet

Narendra Modi, Imran Khan exchange pleasantries during SCO Summit at Bishkek

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has attended the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation(SCO) summit in Bishkek,Kyrgyzstan. The Bishkek Declaration of the SCO Heads of State Council condemned terrorism in all forms and manifestations. The member states stressed on expanding and deepening cooperation in trade, finance, investment, transport, energy, agriculture, innovation, cutting-edge technology. They also called for keeping… Continue reading Narendra Modi, Imran Khan exchange pleasantries during SCO Summit at Bishkek

PM Modi to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping, Russian President Vladimir Putin at SCO

The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation(SCO) summit is scheduled to be held on June 13-14 in Bishkek,Kyrgyzstan. During the summit,Indian Prime Minister is expected to meet Chinese President and Russian President.Uzbekistan President is also scheduled to hold a bilateral discussion with Indian PM. The issues that would be part of the discussion at the summit includes (a)terrorism… Continue reading PM Modi to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping, Russian President Vladimir Putin at SCO

Indian delegation participates in second SCO Mass Media Forum in Kyrgyzstan

The Indian delegation has participated in the second Shanghai Cooperation Organisation(SCO) Mass Media Forum at Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan. The forum aims to strengthen the exchange and cooperation in the field of mass media amongst SCO countries. It also offers a unique platform for active work through mass media to create an objective vision of the… Continue reading Indian delegation participates in second SCO Mass Media Forum in Kyrgyzstan

Sushma Swaraj speaks of Pulwama, Sri Lanka attacks at SCO Foreign Ministers’ meeting in Kyrgyzstan

India’s external affairs minister has attended the meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO)  in Bishkek,Kyrgyzstan. While addressing the meeting,External Affairs Minister has urged the member nations of SCO for greater counter-terror cooperation in the backdrop of terror strikes at Pulwama and Sri Lanka. She also said that India… Continue reading Sushma Swaraj speaks of Pulwama, Sri Lanka attacks at SCO Foreign Ministers’ meeting in Kyrgyzstan

Sushma Swaraj, Shah Mehmood Qureshi to attend SCO meet

The foreign ministers of India and Pakistan will be attending a meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Council of Foreign Ministers in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan on May 21,2019. This meeting could provide an opportunity for the two countries to explore the possibility of engagement.The official dialogue between India and Pakistan has been at a standstill since… Continue reading Sushma Swaraj, Shah Mehmood Qureshi to attend SCO meet

Nirmala Sitharaman attends SCO Defence Ministers’ conclave at Bishkek

Indian Defence Minister has attended the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation(SCO) Defence Ministers conclave at Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan. During the conclave,participating members discussed ways to boost defence and security cooperation among the member countries in the wake of evolving security challenges in the region. The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation,also known as the Shanghai Pact,is a Eurasian political,economic,and military… Continue reading Nirmala Sitharaman attends SCO Defence Ministers’ conclave at Bishkek

India, China, Pakistan, other SCO members to hold joint anti-terrorism exercise in 2019

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization’s(SCO) member states will hold a joint anti-terrorism exercise “Sary-Arka-Antiterror 2019”.The joint-military exercise will take place in Kazakhstan’s Sary Arka region. The decision to hold a joint exercise was announced during the 34th meeting of the Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure(RATS) council held in Tashkent,Uzbekistan.The meeting was chaired by Russia.It has also declared plans… Continue reading India, China, Pakistan, other SCO members to hold joint anti-terrorism exercise in 2019

China says it is in “close communication” with India and Pakistan to ease tensions

China has said that it is planning to send a special envoy to ease tensions between India and Pakistan after the Pulwama attack. China agreed with Russia which said that Counter terrorism Mechanism such as Regional Anti terrorist Structure(RATS) under Shanghai cooperation Organisation(SCO) could be used as a forum to discuss India-Pakistan issues.However,India maintains that… Continue reading China says it is in “close communication” with India and Pakistan to ease tensions