The Indian media was rife with speculations about prime minister Modi’s meeting with his counterpart from Pakistan Imran Khan at the summit meeting of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) on 13-14 June at Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.
Since that has been put to rest by official refutations, the attention has shifted to his meeting with Xi Jinping, the president of China. While bilateral meetings are important, the significance of the SCO goes way beyond such meetings. One should not miss the woods for the tree. The SCO takes decisions on several geopolitical and security frameworks which are vital for India.
Having begun as the Shanghai Five in 1996, and rechristened as the SCO in 2001, it is evolving as the central security and political organisation of Eurasia. Read More