PM Modi holds bilateral talks with Russian Prez Putin on sidelines of SCO Summit

16 September, 2022 | Pranay Lad

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On the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit in Samarkand on Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin had a bilateral meeting. PM Modi sta...

On the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit in Samarkand on Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin had a bilateral meeting.

PM Modi stated that the two nations now are even better friends and even said that were able to bring back our students because of the undying fidelity shared by the two nations.

He further said The two nations have been friends for a very long time now, to which Putin said, “I thank PM Modi for his kind words and support.”

He even stated that he wants the ever-going tussle between Russia and Ukraine to die down soon. The Russian President used the opportunity to meet him by inviting the Prime minister to Russia.

The two leaders discussed a lot of matters in detail, and Putin even brought up the topic of Indian tourists being able to visit Russia without a visa.

Notably, this is the first SCO Summit to take place in person since the Covid epidemic swept the globe. In June 2019, the SCO Heads of State Summit took place for the final time in person in Bishkek.


Currently, the SCO consists of eight Member States (China, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Pakistan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan), four Observer States (Afghanistan, Belarus, Iran, and Mongolia) that are interested in obtaining full membership, and six “Dialogue Partners” (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Cambodia, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Turkey).


The Shanghai Five, which was established in 1996, evolved into the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in 2001 when Uzbekistan was added.

SCO offers promise in a number of fresh industries where all the member nations might discover shared interests. India has already made significant efforts to promote collaboration in traditional medicine, science and technology, and startups and innovation.


India has made serious efforts to promote the peace, prosperity, and stability of the entire Eurasian area in general and the SCO member countries in particular since the time of its full membership.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is going to return from the summit for the introductions of the Cheetahs into Madhya Pradesh’s Kuno National Park brought in from Namibia and the same day will mark his 72nd birthday.

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