India advances Eurasian agenda at SCO meeting in Tashkent with participation of Mos Home Affairs and the Deputy NSA

The day after NSA Ajit Doval visited Moscow to strengthen strategic ties, India tried to increase its Eurasian outreach on Thursday with participation at a number of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) meetings in Tashkent and Dushanbe by the MoS Home, Deputy NSA, and one Supreme Court judge.

While Deputy NSA Vikram Misri represented India at the SCO NSA meet before to the summit in Samarkand (Uzbekistan) in mid-September, MoS Home Nityanand Rai represented India at the SCO Interior Ministers meet.

“MoS @nityanandraibjp demanded tough action against terrorism and drug trafficking as well as collaboration in cyber security at the SCO Interior Ministers Meeting in Tashkent. India received a strong worldwide response, “Following the meeting, the Indian Embassy in Uzbekistan tweeted.

On the first day of the two-day meeting, the SCO NSA meeting concentrated on Afghanistan, Eurasian connectivity, and counterterrorism measures, among other topics,

Justice Ajay Rastogi of the Supreme Court attended the XVII Meeting of Supreme Court Chief Justices of SCO Member States, which was held in Dushanbe.

Doval met with Deputy PM Denis Manturov in Moscow in addition to brainstorming with his Russian counterpart Nikolai Patrushev. India is handled by Manturov as part of his portfolio. The DPM is a strong advocate of links with India and has long-standing ties to the country having spent his boyhood in Mumbai.

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