Focusing on the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan, PM Modi said the crisis in the war-ravaged country in wake of the recent developments reflected the challenges posed by extremism and radicalisation.
The Minister of External Affairs, S. Jaishankar attended the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation in person and also met with his counterparts to discuss bilateral developments. Prime Minister Modi to virtually participate today.
Foreign ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation met in Dushanbe, Tajikistan Wednesday to discuss the situation in neighbouring Afghanistan where the Taliban claims it controls nearly 85 per cent of the territory.
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar attended the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation meet for foreign ministers on Wednesday
Naidu also said terrorism is the biggest challenge that the region is facing right now
India, which hosts the SCO summit on November 30, should lay out a fresh template to revitalise the Eurasian grouping.
India has accused Pakistan of presenting a 'fictitious' border map at the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) meet.
The Foreign Ministers of the two countries are meeting at a time when the Indian Army has accused the Chinese troops of attempting to close in on an Indian position near the southern bank of Pangong lake.
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar speaks with his Iranian counterpart Javad Zarif in Tehran. Amongst other issues, Chabahar port project was also discussed.
The focus of the talks between Rajnath Singh and Chinese Defence Minister that lasted nearly two and a half hours was on ways to resolve the prolonged border standoff in eastern Ladakh.
It was the first high-level meeting between the two sides after the border row escalated in eastern Ladakh in early May.
The Chinese side is understood to have conveyed to the Indian mission its keenness to have a meeting between the two defence ministers.
Harsh Vardhan emphasised on how the Indian traditional system of medicine has also contributed substantially in 'boosting the immunity of general population during COVID-19'.
The SCO is an intergovernmental organisation founded in Shanghai on June 15, 2001. Both India and Pakistan are part of the group.
'India has to make this decision, we are neither in haste, nor troubled. When India prepares itself, it would find us prepared, but we will hold talks on the basis of equality, in a dignified manner,' said Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi.
The exchange of pleasantries came over two weeks after Khan and Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi wrote separate letters to their Indian counterparts, pushing for restarting the bilateral talks.
Addressing the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit in Bishkek, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that unilateralism and protectionism has not benefitted anyone.
In the viral video, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan is seen sitting, while the rest of the world leaders and dignitaries at the event in the Kyrgyz capital stood, when head of states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation arrived for the opening ceremony.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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