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PM Modi participates in 21st Meeting of the Council of Heads of State of SCO

  • Published
    21st Sep, 2021

GS-II: International Relations

  • Important International Grouping

Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently participated virtually in the 21st Meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO).

Prelims question:

Which of the following statements regarding Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) are correct?

  1. It is a permanent intergovernmental international organization comprising of 8 members.
  2. The Heads of Government Council (HGC) is its supreme decision making body that meets once a year.
  3. Its secretariat is based in Beijing.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

  • A.
  • B.
  • C.
  • D.

Mains Question:

Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) aims for a world order in full conformity with the norms of international law and principles of mutual respect. Discuss how India can benefit from SCO. (150 Words)


  • Introduce by describing SCO and its objectives in brief.
  • Discuss how SCO can help in advancing India’s interests (like counter terrorism cooperation through RATS)
  • Enumerate major challenges for India
  • Way forward / Conclusion

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