Peace, security and mistrust are the biggest challenges facing the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. It is also clear that the recent developments in Afghanistan have intensified extremism, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said while leading the Indian delegation to the annual summit on Friday.
Foreign Minister S Jaishankar met Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi the previous day and discussed the border issue with him during the summit. Prime Minister Modi joined the meeting through video conferencing. S Jaishankar is currently in Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan.
Meanwhile, a Times of India report earlier this month had said that PM Modi was unlikely to name the Taliban in his statement following India’s statement on Afghanistan at the UN Security Council and the UN Human Rights Council. India has decided to wait to see if the Taliban will actually come to the fore.