SCO Current Affairs - 2020

India-Russia sign agreement on manufacturing AK-203 rifles

The Defence Minister is at Russia’s capital Moscow attending SCO meet. He arrived on September 2, 2020 and is on a three-day visit. Highlights The Defence Minister on the side lines of the SCO meet held talks with his Russian counter part Shoigu. During the meet, the leaders signed the AK-203 rifles deal. According to Read More…

India opts out of Kavkaz 2020

India recently announced its withdrawal from the International Military Exercise to be held in Russia. The exercise is to be held between September 15, 2020 and September 26, 2020. Highlights The Kavkaz exercise if to be held in Astrakhan, a southern province in Russia. The member countries if Shanghai Cooperation Organization and Central Asian countries Read More…

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India attends Shanghai Cooperation Organization Health Ministers’ Meeting

On July 24, 2020, Union Health Minister of India Dr Harsh Vardhan attended Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Health Ministers’ meeting. Highlights During the meet, India placed its following stands India is using TruNat and CBNAAT tests in addition to antigen-based testing to test COVID-19 India has increased its Personal Protective Equipment capacity. Earlier, India was Read More…

Facts Box: India-Russia plan joint projects in Asia and Africa

India and Russia held a virtual meeting on “India-Russia Relations in the context of post-pandemic global order”. The meet was organized by Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA) and Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC). Highlights The conference was initiated in 2017 and was being held alternately in Moscow and New Delhi. The experts attending the Read More…

Russia-India-China Trilateral Conference

The External Affairs Minister of India Shri S Jai Shankar is to hold a joint virtual conference with his Russian and Chinese Counterparts on June 22, 2020. Highlights The Minister is expected to discuss the recent standoff between Indian and Chinese militaries at the border. The meeting is being convened with the initiative of Russia. Read More…