Saturday, 26 November, 2022

Topic: SCO

Modi-Xi ‘cold war’ at SCO proves member relationships strained. India must stand on its own

China-Russia power struggle in Central Asia can bring many opportunities. India must keep track to make most of its 2023 SCO presidency.

‘Will support India in doing good job’ — Xi’s trip to Samarkand had a clear message

The SCO summit was Xi Jinping’s first foreign trip after the pandemic. It showed China’s Eurasian dream.

‘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.

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A general view of the opening ceremony of the G20 finance ministers and central bank governors meeting in Jakarta, Indonesia, February 17, 2022. Mast Irham/Pool via REUTERS

G20 presidency is India’s chance to fix power imbalances in artificial intelligence adoption

Without considering AI challenges across the world, equitably reaping its benefits will remain inadequate, leading to a more unequal and divisive future.
Representational image | Wiki Commons

How India-Australia FTA is set to boost trade that’s already at a record high

While the bulk of the trade between India and Australia is so far in the energy sector, the FTA is expected to broaden this to include other goods and services.


Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.