Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit

GS Paper 2   Syllabus: Multilateral bodies   Context: The recent Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, marked India’s first time hosting the event as a full member.    Outcomes of the Summit (New Delhi Declaration):   Analysis: India’s decision to join the SCO was driven by its economic significance, …

India and SCO

GS Paper 2  Syllabus: International Relations – Regional grouping   Source: IE  Context: Chinese and Russian defence ministers are attending a ministerial meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) in Delhi this week. Also, India will chair the Eurasian regional forum this year.   About SCO:   How India gains from SCO:   India’s challenges …

What do Russia-China and Saudi-Iran deals mean for India?

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: International Relations   Source: TH  Context: As Russia-China bolster ties, Saudi Arabia-Iran strike a deal (with China’s mediation), India’s tightrope walk gets tougher ahead of a number of crucial meetings – G7, G20, SCO and Quad.   Recent global developments:   Other developments: AUKUS: US, Australia and UK announced the 3-phase …

Saudi Arabia in SCO

Facts for Prelims (FFP) Source: TH   Context: Saudi Arabia has approved a memorandum granting the kingdom the status of a dialogue partner in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO)   What is a dialogue partner? Dialogue Partners refer to individual sovereign states and not members, but with a special interest and/or capacity to contribute, particularly in …

Samarkand: a miniature of an emerging world

GS paper 2 Syllabus: Bilateral, regional and global grouping involving India and affecting India’s interests etc   Source: The Hindu Context: In the recently concluded SCO summit in the historic city of Samarkand talked about the ideal world order.       Position of countries during the Summit: Russia: It was clearly on trial for its invasion …

Delhi hosts SCO-RATS meet:

GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: Important International Institutions.   Context: At a conference hosted by New Delhi, India, Pakistan, and other members of the Shanghai Collaboration Organisation (SCO) discussed enhancing cooperation in fighting various regional security problems. The conference is being held as part of the SCO’s Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure (RATS).     Background: India …

Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO):

GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate.     Context: At the recently held 20th meeting of the SCO Council of Heads of Government, India observed that raising bilateral issues is counterproductive to the spirit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO).   What’s the issue? China and Pakistan have …

SCO Peaceful Mission 2021:

GS Paper 2 Topics Covered: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests.   Context: Indian Military Contingent recently participated in the 6th Edition of Exercise SCO Peaceful Mission 2021 at Orenburg, Russia.   Exercise SCO Peaceful Mission: Joint Counter Terrorism Exercise PEACEFUL MISSION is a Multilateral Exercise, which is …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE : SCO HEADS OF GOVERNMENT SUMMIT

Introduction: Addressing a virtual meeting, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu while underlining India’s brave fight against the Covid 19 pandemic and economic recovery, condemned terrorism describing it as the most important challenge faced by the countries in the region…Chairing the Summit, the Vice President also stressed on the collective need to combat scourge of terrorism…It was …

Insights into Editorial: Regional priorities: On the SCO summit

    Context: Three years after joining the eight-nation Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), India hosted the SCO heads of governments (HoG) meeting for the first time. The focus of the 66-point joint communiqué at the end of the virtual conference was in developing a “Plan of Priority Practical Measures for 2021-2022 to overcome the socio-economic, …

Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO)

Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate. Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO): Context: 7th Justice Ministers’ Meeting of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Member States to be hosted by Union Law Minister Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad on 16th October, 2020. About the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO): It is a permanent intergovernmental international organisation. …

Shanghai Cooperation Organization

Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate. Shanghai Cooperation Organization What to study? For Prelims and Mains: SCO- composition, functions, objectives and India’s engagement with SCO. Context: External Affairs Minister of India S Jaishankar recently represented India at SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Organization) foreign minister meet. The meet was attended by foreign …