Tuesday, 28 June, 2022

Topic: SCO

‘Bringing bilateral issues to SCO violates norms, offenders must be condemned:’ Jaishankar

External Affairs Minister comments come as an indirect reference to Pakistan's repeated attempts to raise the Kashmir issue at SCO meet on several occasions in the last few years.

Indian team to visit Pakistan this week for SCO anti-terror exercise, but only as ‘observers’

India is contemplating whether it will send a team from here or have officials from the Indian High Commission in Islamabad participate in the exercise.

CDS Bipin Rawat attends SCO military exercise in Russia’s Orenburg

The exercise has provided an opportunity to the armed forces of the SCO nations to train in counter-terrorism operations in a multinational and joint environment, officials said.

Developments in Afghanistan will have greatest impact on countries like India, PM Modi says

Speaking at the SCO-CSTO Summit, PM Modi warned that if 'instability & fundamentalism' persist in Afghanistan, it will encourage terrorist and extremist ideologies across the world.

Afghanistan cannot be ‘controlled from the outside’, Imran Khan says at SCO Summit

Stating that Afghanistan is primarily dependent on foreign aid, Khan said Pakistan will continue to lend support to the country while urging Taliban to fulfil promises they have made.

Shanghai Cooperation Organisation can tame Taliban. If members stop double game in Afghanistan

The SCO member states, including the observer state Iran, need to revisit their divergent policy towards the Taliban in the interest of regional peace.

SCO condemns terror activities, calls for global cooperation for development of Afghanistan

The SCO reaffirmed its position of no alternative to settling the conflict in Afghanistan through political dialogue and pitched for an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process.

India, Pakistan joined SCO with different goals. Divergence straining the platform

In recent years, India has been systematically building economic and political networks which bypass Pakistan, and it is unclear why it should stop this practice.

Jaishankar and Wang hold talks, India reiterates China must step back in Ladakh

At their first face-to-face interaction since LAC tensions erupted, S. Jaishankar & Wang Yi seemed to have agreed to hold further discussions at military and diplomatic levels.

Hope for India-China peace kindled in Russia as Rajnath meets Chinese defence minister

The meeting between Rajnath Singh and Wei Fenghe marks the first face-to-face talks between the Indian & Chinese political leaderships since tensions erupted in May.

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J.P.Singh, joint secretary (Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran Division), MEA, meets Taliban's interim foreign minister Amir Khan Mottaki | Photo credit: Twitter/@QaharBalkhi

Hard-nosed, practical—why India has revived relations with Kabul, and why Taliban is welcoming

By protecting the Indian embassy in Kabul for the last ten months, the Taliban is sending a message to its neighbours and the rest of the world.

Central banks in Asia spend billions to bolster weakening currencies against rising US dollar

Learning from the 1997 Asian financial crisis, central banks have been accumulating dollars to help defend their currencies during periods of wild market swings.


The Indian Air Force logo | Commons

Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.