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Indo-China Defence Ministerial Meet held

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  • September 10, 2020
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Indo-China Defence Ministerial Meet held

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-II- Global Groupings; International Relations

In news

  • The Indo-China Defence Minister level meet recently took place on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Defence Ministers’ meeting in Moscow, Russia.

Key takeaways

  • India stressed upon a peaceful, stable and secure region of SCO member states.
  • India also expressed concern at the security situation in Afghanistan
  • India called upon the Gulf countries to resolve differences between them by “dialogue based on mutual respect.
  • India unequivocally condemned terrorism in all forms and manifestations.
  • It also asserted the need to build institutional capacity to deal with both traditional and non-traditional threats.

Important value additions

Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO)

  • Formation: 2001
  • Type: Mutual security, political, economic organisation
  • Headquarters: Beijing, China.
  • It is a major Eurasian organization that represents half of the world’s population.
  • It is a permanent intergovernmental international organisation.
  • India joined SCO in 2017.
  • The organisation has two permanent bodies — the SCO Secretariat (Beijing, China) and the Executive Committee of the Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure (RATS) (Tashkent, Uzbekistan).
  • Significance: It has the capacity to counterbalance the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

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