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SCO Defence Ministers’ meeting

29th April, 2024 International Relations

SCO Defence Ministers’ meeting

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  • SCO Defence Ministers’ Meeting in Kazakhstan endorses ‘One Earth, One Family, One Future’

Highlights of the meet:

  • A protocol was signed by the Defence Ministers of all SCO Member States.
  • A Joint Communique was issued in which the SCO Defence Ministers agreed, amongst other initiatives, to develop the idea of ‘One Earth, One Family, One Future’, which is rooted in the ancient Indian philosophy of ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’.
  • At the meeting, the Defence Secretary reiterated India’s steadfast commitment to maintaining peace, stability, and security in the SCO region.
  • He emphasized the need to adopt a zero-tolerance approach towards terrorism in all its forms for the prosperity and development of the SCO Member States.
  • The defence secretary also mentioned India’s long-standing proposal of a Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism at the United Nations.
  • He also highlighted the concept of ‘Security and Growth for All in the Region (SAGAR)’, proposed by India for the Indo-Pacific.

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The Hindu


Q) Discuss the role of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) in promoting regional security and economic cooperation in Eurasia. Highlight the significance of the SCO's expansion in membership and engagement with observer and dialogue partner countries.( 250 words)