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 …

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 …

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, …