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  • Raksha Mantri to Pursue India’s Defence Cooperation Agenda in SCO

    India should institute regular strategic and security dialogue and conferences to discuss issues of common interests and identify priority actions for stronger cooperation with SCO countries.

    April 16, 2018

    India’s Membership in Shanghai Cooperation Organisation: An Appraisal

    This Backgrounder evaluates the possible advantages and challenges stemming from India’s membership in SCO.

    August 29, 2017

    What Can India Expect from the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation?

    India should use SCO for building convergences with China and Russia as well as minimise the intensity of China-Pakistan alignment which undercuts India’s direct access to Eurasia.

    June 05, 2017

    India and SCO - Future Prospects

    India and SCO - Future Prospects

    SCO will need to assume responsibility for providing security in Afghanistan in the aftermath of the withdrawal of ISAF forces.

    June 30, 2016

    India’s Stakes in SCO

    India cannot be taking other than a cooperative position if it wants to genuinely exploit opportunities that SCO processes may offer. Any policy on connectivity underpinned by a spirit of rivalry will make India an odd one out.

    June 15, 2016

    The SCO: India enters Eurasia

    The SCO: India enters Eurasia

    India’s objective lies not in offsetting the interests of either the US or China but to walk towards its own destiny of serving humanity and global peace.

    June 14, 2016

    Talking Heads: Modi in Ufa

    Modi would find the Eurasian dynamics at odds with his vision of containing China along with the United States. He will have to display pragmatism for building greater convergence with China and Russia.

    July 08, 2015

    India’s Stakes and Dilemma in SCO

    India’s Stakes and Dilemma in SCO

    Joining SCO could help India get out of the current tight geopolitical spot - wedged between a wall of Pakistani hostility and fear of cooperating with China.

    June 08, 2015

    Shanghai Cooperation Organization and India

    Shanghai Cooperation Organization and India

    Over the years, the scope of SCO has widened to include the interests of countries beyond the Eurasian space. For India to capitalise on the SCO it must have a clear pro-active policy, otherwise it may risk becoming a focal point of criticism by the Central Asia states like the way India is often targeted by the SAARC members.

    July 14, 2014

    Little Hope for Entry into the SCO

    The prospects for new states becoming SCO members seem remote. The new clause that requires all heads of the member states to sign the membership document is the main obstacle and the members appear careful about the intentions and behaviors of the observers-states as they see expansion could against the organizational interests.

    May 26, 2014

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