... two large landmasses. Initiatives such as these also help in extending New Delhi’s purview of regional development through trade, connectivity as well as comprehensive security—an agenda it has been advocating for decades.
Dipanjan Roy Chaudhury:
India at the Helm: Future Directions for the SCO
A concrete example of such endeavors is the International North-South Transport Corridor (INSTC), initiated between India, Russia and Iran in 2000. The 7200 km long corridor has been ratified by 13 countries until now in the Eurasian region including ...
... is provided with the perfect opportunity to push for regional interests that it has been working towards for years
From being an observer state in 2005 to gaining full membership of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization in 2017, time has come for India to shoulder the Chairmanship and host the SCO Summit of 2023. The baton to chair the Summit of 2023 for the 8-member Organization was passed onto India from Uzbekistan, at the Samarkand Summit of 2022.
Lydia Kulik, Alexey Kalinin:
Developing Russia-India Economic Ties Under New Circumstances
... International Affairs Council (RIAC) and Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organized a roundtable titled “Keeping track of the Ukraine crisis: new phase and progressing strategic implications”. Discussion centred on the prospects of Russia – India relations, potential of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation and current trends on international markets. Russian experts explained Russia’s position in the conflict around Ukraine and crisis with the West.
RIAC Director General Andrey Kortunov,...
... how to avoid the weaponization of international finance or how to promote bilateral trade amongst members. Another area of interest is security. The SCO has traditionally focused on counterterrorism, an important issue for countries like Russia and India. The SCO should at least capture the benefits of some low hanging fruit. The SCO is relevant, and its future depends on how opportunities are used by its leaders.
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... hot war with China nor some unexpected breakthrough by Beijing which leads to the rapid collapse of the Western-centric system that in turn results in the People’s Republic becoming the sole superpower. It’s with this grand strategy in mind that India closely cooperates with the Quad, BRICS, and the SCO so as to play a leading role within each to that end, all with the intent of responsibly guiding the global systemic transition towards multipolarity that it expects will reward it with becoming the third pole of influence within this emerging order....
Russia-India Summit: Is the Strategic Partnership Still Afloat?
Indian and Russian diplomats responsible for drafting the joint statement—the outcome document of the Modi-Putin summit on 6 December—missed hitting a century, but they scored big.
Comprising a record 99 paragraphs and entitled
India-Russia Partnership for Peace, Progress and Prosperity
, the astutely-crafted document mirrors all aspects of the ‘time-tested’ relationship and its reality, range, diversity and ambition. Buttressed by the signing of 28 bilateral agreements,...
The only way the relations between New Delhi and Islamabad can return to normal is within a broader international context. The same is true of Moscow — Kiev relations
India and Russia are two great powers on the Eurasian continent, and it is for a good reason that they both claim a proactive role in establishing a new order on the continent as well as globally. The two countries epitomize entire civilizations as each ...
... International Studies; addressed the participants with welcoming remarks.
Session 1 of the roundtable was devoted to the Russian, Indian and Iranian interests in Afghanistan and the possibilities of their interaction on issues of common interest in order to ... ... Konarovsky, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation; Leading Research Fellow, Center for East Asia and SCO Studies, Institute of International Studies, MGIMO University; RIAC Member.
Session 2 focused on the implications of recent ...
... work together in trilateral or other multilateral formats. The alternative approach—trying to balance Beijing and New Delhi against the other—might give Moscow certain situational advantages, but it will not serve Russia's long-term interests.
Moscow could offer India and Beijing new opportunities for trilateral development projects in the Arctic region, in Central Asia or even in the Russian Far East. Agriculture and food processing might represent another area for trilateral cooperation. The three countries ...
... Observer State in 2005 to a full member in 2017, the evolution of India’s more than a decade long exposure and engagement with SCO highlight the growing relevance of the organisation in India’s Eurasian strategic calculus. As a full member of the SCO, India is now not just an observer, where it would earlier be compelled to react and recalibrate its position based on its Eurasian observations, but a key stakeholder in shaping the dynamics of Central Asia. Given the geopolitical realignments, the stakes ...