India, for the first time, took part in a two-day meeting of the international military cooperation departments of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) in Beijing, China. An Indian delegation was led by Major General Ajay Seth. The meeting discussed issues of practical cooperation among SCO nations.
This is the first meeting attended by India in the field of defence cooperation under the SCO framework. India and Pakistan were admitted in 2017 into the grouping in which China plays an influential role.
Static/Current Takeaways Important for IBPS Clerk Mains 2017 Exam-
- The SCO comprises of China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, India and Pakistan.
Source- The Times of India