India, Pakistan Become Full Members Of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation

India and Pakistan became full members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), the first-ever expansion of the China-dominated security grouping after 2001.
With the inclusion of India and Pakistan, SCO now represents over 40% of world population and nearly 20% of the global GDP.
2017 SCO summit was based on the theme “Future Energy”.
Important Points-
  • The SCO was founded at a Summit in Shanghai in 2001 by the Presidents of Russia, China, Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan.
  • SCO is regarded as a counterweight to the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO).
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