SCO Summit 2019: PM Narendra Modi holds delegation level talks with Xi Jinping

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday reached Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan to participate in the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit. The PM’s flight took a longer route to Bishkek, through the airspace of Oman, Iran and Central Asian countries, bypassing Pakistani airspace despite permission for overflight from Islamabad.

The government’s decision is a reflection of the frosty nature of bilateral ties with Pakistan since the standoff following the February 14 suicide attack in Pulwama by Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) that killed 40 Central Reserve Police Force troopers.

A day before embarking on the visit in a statement on Wednesday, the PM said that the global security situation as well as economic cooperation will be on the agenda at summit Read More

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