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PM Modi thanks SCO countries for granting membership to India

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

News Nation Bureau | Updated : 09 June 2017, 03:53:37 PM
PM Modi thanks SCO countries for granting membership to India

PM Modi thanks SCO countries for granting membership to India

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jingping on the sidelines of the SCO Summit in Astana, Kazakhstan.

PM Modi thanks SCO countries for granting membership to India

PM Modi thanks SCO countries for granting membership to India

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

Coordinated efforts among SCO members needed to combat the menace of terrorism, says Prime Minister Modi

PM Modi thanks SCO countries for granting membership to India

PM Modi thanks SCO countries for granting membership to India

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed SCO Summit in Kazakhstan's Astana, where he pitched for coordinated efforts to counter the menace of terrorism.

PM Modi thanks SCO countries for granting membership to India

PM Modi thanks SCO countries for granting membership to India

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I congratulate India on joining The Shanghai Cooperation Organization, says Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif.

PM Modi thanks SCO countries for granting membership to India

PM Modi thanks SCO countries for granting membership to India

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India’s membership was strongly pushed by Russia while Pakistan’s 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 GDP.