Thursday, 19 May, 2022
TopicSCO Summit

Topic: SCO Summit

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Events in Afghanistan show radicalisation now a bigger challenge, Modi says at SCO summit

PM Modi says SCO member countries should activate and deploy counter-terrorism mechanisms that are laid out to fight challenges of radicalisation.

Jaishankar meets counterparts from Iran, Armenia & Uzbekistan over Afghanistan situation

External Affairs Minister Jaishankar, who is in Dushanbe to attend a key meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation also exchanged views on confronting regional challenges.

Ahead of SCO summit, Jaishankar meets Tajikistan’s top leadership over Afghan situation

External Affairs Minister Jaishankar also met his Kyrgyz counterpart and the two leaders agreed to strengthen traditional cooperation on regional and multilateral issues.

PM Modi to virtually lead Indian delegation at annual SCO summit on 17 September

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar will travel to Dushanbe for the summit and attend a meeting on the Afghanistan crisis along with holding a series of bilateral meetings.

At SCO meet, India expected to ‘talk tough’ on Taliban amid worries over Pakistan ‘role’ in Kabul

India also hopes it will be able to adopt a resolution at the UNSC on 'concrete counterterrorism measures' before its tenure as the Chair of the 1988 Taliban sanctions committee ends.

Rajnath to focus on regional peace at SCO, meet with Chinese defence minister not ruled out

Rajnath Singh is on a 3-day trip to Dushanbe, Tajikistan, for annual meeting of the Defence Ministers of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation. He is scheduled to address the SCO meet on 28 July.

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi to meet counterparts at SCO meet in Tajikistan

Wang Yi is expected to exchange views on the major international & regional issues with other leaders, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said.

In a historic first, India could participate in military exercises in Pakistan later this year

Pakistan will hold Pabbi-Antiterror-2021, under the aegis of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation later this year. India's participation would come amid fresh peace process between both nations.

India, Pakistan, China to participate in SCO joint anti-terrorism exercise

The decision to hold the joint exercise 'Pabbi-Antiterror-2021' was announced during the 36th meeting of the Council of the Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure.

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Asian refiners to ramp up gasoline exports to US as sky-high prices beckon

In Asia, gasoline margins have doubled to more than $33 a barrel since the end of March and have edged above those for diesel, which have eased from a peak in early May.

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File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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