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India becomes full SCO member

Capping a two year long process, India and Pakistan on Friday became full members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, a China dominated security grouping that is increasingly seen as a counterweight to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation.

India membership was strongly pushed by Russia while Pakistan moncler jacket sale entry into the grouping was backed by China. With the expansion of the grouping, the SCO will now represent over 40 per cent of humanity and nearly 20 per cent of the global gross domestic product.

As an SCO member, India is expected to have a bigger say in pressing for concerted action in dealing with terrorism as well as on issues relating to security and defence moncler outlet sale in the region.

and Pakistan are now members of the SCO. It is a very important moment for us, Kazakhstan President Nursultan moncler outlet Nazarbayev, who is the current chair of the SCO, said, making the announcement at the Summit of the grouping here.

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The SCO had set the ball rolling to make India a member of the bloc during its summit in Ufa, Russia, in July, 2015, when administrative hurdles were cleared to grant membership to India and Pakistan.

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India has been an observer at the SCO since 2005 and has generally participated in the ministerial level meetings of the grouping which focus mainly on security and economic cooperation in the Eurasian region.

In his cheap moncler address at the annual summit of the SCO on Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday strongly pitched for coordinated efforts among members to combat the menace of terrorism and enhance connectivity without impinging on sovereignty and territorial integrity.

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However, the prime minister, speaking in the presence of Chinese President Xi Jinping and Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif among others, asserted that sovereignty and territorial integrity should be the key factors in such a cooperation.

Modi said that the SCO will help in bringing peace in war torn Afghanistan.

He also thanked SCO countries for granting membership to India.

The prime minister said India SCO membership will certainly take cooperation among member states to new heights.

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Modi said today was a historic turn in the SCO journey and India was ready for an active and positive participation in the grouping. Republication or redistribution of PTI content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent.

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