India not to hold any bilateral talks with Pakistan
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin at the SCO meet in Kyrgyz capital, Bishkek. The SCO meeting will be held on June 13 and June 14th which will see all the 8 members attending the meet.
The Ministry of External Affairs in a briefing confirmed the visit of Indian Prime Minister in the SCO meet. He will have bilateral talks with XI Jinging, Vladimir Putin and with the delegate of Kyrgyzstan.
The spokesperson for the Ministry of External Affairs Raveesh Kumar said that according to his best knowledge there are no talks between India and Pakistan during PM Modi’s two-day visit.
India hasn’ t been on good terms with Pakistan since the Pulwama attack.
India hasn’ t been on good terms with Pakistan since the Pulwama attack. Pakistan had shut airspace for India after the Balakot Strike.
However, Pakistan has recently opened the air space for Sushma Swaraj when she was the External Affairs Minister for India. The minister was to travel Bishkek for the foreign minister-level meeting.
Pakistan also recently approved India’s permission for the landing of PM Modi’s flight on June 13 and Pakistan cleared it.
India and Pakistan became the member of SCO in 2017
India along with Pakistan became the member of SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Organization) on June 9 2017. China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, and Tajikistan were the founding members of SCO who joined it on 26 April 1996. Uzbekistan joined the alliance in 2001.
SCO is also known as Shanghai Pact is the Eurasian security, political, and economic alliance. It is also known as the “alliance of the East” as it is has growing certainty in Asia- Pacific region.
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