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India accepted as a full member of SCO


  • The Beijing-based Shanghai Cooperation Organisation currently has China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan as members.
  • India made an application last year for full membership of the grouping whose focus is on connectivity, counter-terrorism cooperation, bolstering cooperation in energy sector, enhancing trade and dealing with drug trafficking.
  • India, which has had an observer status for the past 10 years, will technically become a member along with Pakistan of SCO by next year after completion of certain procedures and Prime Minister Narendra Modi offered to work in combating terror and boosting trade by easing barriers.

Source: ET

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