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PM Modi returns home, says strong ties between India, Central Asia important for future

PM Modi returns home, says strong ties between India, Central Asia important for future

Prime Minister Narendra Modi returned home late on Monday night concluding his eight-day-long six-nation tour of Russia and five Central Asian countries – a trip that was headlined by his attendance at BRICS and SCO Summits and talks with his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif and other senior world leaders.

War against terror not just for Pakistan: Sharif tells SCO

 Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday asserted that Islamabad`s fight against terrorism was not solely for Pakistan`s safety but for the whole region.

Pak PM Sharif calls for resolving disputes at SCO summit

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday pitched for resolving outstanding disputes and mitigating differences among members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) as his country, along with India, was granted full membership of the grouping.

Uddhav Thackeray says Modi-Sharif meeting ''unfortunate''

 Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray on Friday described the meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif in Russia as "unfortunate".

SCO ratifies resolution on India, Pakistan membership process

 The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) on Friday ratified a resolution to commence the process of granting India and Pakistan full membership and passed a comprehensive blueprint for the bloc`s development in the next decade.

PM Modi concludes Russia visit; heads to Turkmenistan

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday concluded his three-day visit to Russia during which he attended the BRICS and SCO summits besides holding path-breaking talks with his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif and other world leaders.

Modi, Sharif shake hands, begin meeting

Prime Minister Narendra Modi shook hands warmly with his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif as they sat down for bilateral talks here on Friday.

PM Modi, Iranian Prez Rouhani discuss key Chabahar port project

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Thursday discussed wide ranging issues, including the strategically important Chabahar port project in Iran being built by India, besides connectivity, hydrocarbons and threat of terrorism.

World can't be only subject to US, West: Chinese daily

 The world cannot be only subject to the US and the West, said a state-run Chinese daily which warned that "things will get tough if Washington suspects any organization that includes China and Russia".

Yoga looks difficult that's why I have not tried it: Vladimir Putin

 With Prime Minister Narendra Modi talking about yoga in a meeting with him here, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday said the ancient Indian spiritual practice "looks difficult" and that is why he has not tried it.

Modi, Xi hold talks in Ufa

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday held talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping, just over a month after they met in China.

Nawaz Sharif to lead Pakistan at SCO summit

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will lead the Pakistani delegation at the meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) in Russia on July 9-10, officials said on Monday.

PM to attend SCO meet in Russia, plans for Modi-Sharif meeting still to be worked out: MEA

PM to attend SCO meet in Russia, plans for Modi-Sharif meeting still to be worked out: MEA

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) announced on Friday that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be attending Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) meet in Ufa (Russia) on June 9-10, where Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif will also be present; but added that the possibility of a meeting between the two leaders was yet to be worked out.

India, Pakistan accession to SCO to be procesed soon

 A process of India`s and Pakistan`s accession to the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) will be officially launched at the SCO summit due to be held in the Russian city of Ufa in July, according to SCO secretary general Dmitry Mezentsev.

Russia to expand economic cooperation within SCO: Putin

Russia will promote economic cooperation in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) and take joint measures on issues such as energy security, Russia's President Vladimir Putin said Monday.

SCO to review India's request for full membership of grouping

The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), a China-dominated security grouping, will review India's request for its full membership at the annual summit here Friday as the bloc seeks to expand its reach in combating challenges of terrorism and spurring growth of the member nations.

SCO summit may allow India, Pakistan to become regular members

The SCO, a China-dominated security grouping, may open its doors for new members at the summit meet this month paving way for India and Pakistan to become regular members, a senior Chinese official indicated on Friday.

Russia to participate in SCO joint drills in China

Over 800 Russian troops will participate in the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) joint drills, "Peace Mission-2014", in China later this year, the Russian defence ministry said Tuesday.

India keen to deepen security-related cooperation with SCO

India has renewed its pitch for a "larger and wider" role in Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, saying it was keen to deepen security-related cooperation with the six-nation grouping.

SCO won`t replace NATO in Afghanistan: Russian diplomat

Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) has no plans to replace NATO in Afghanistan following planned withdrawal of block`s troops from that country, Russia`s envoy to the SCO Kirill Barsky said.