Posted on Jan 23, 2022
By Mayur shukla
Published in News
Recently, India assumed the chairmanship of council of Regional Anti Terrorist Structure of Shanghai Cooperation Organization in 2021 for a period of one year.
This is a permanent body of the SCO and is intended to facilitate coordination and interaction between the SCO member states in the fight against terrorism, extremism and separatism.
The main function of SCO-RATS are coordination and information sharing. As a member, India has actively participated in the activities of SCO- RATS.
India's permanent membership would enable it to generate greater understanding among member for its perspective.
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization was established as a multilateral association's to ensure security and maintain stability across the vast Eurasian- region.
It envisage joining forces to counteract emerging challenges and threats and enhance trade, as well cultural and humanitarian cooperation. It was created in 2001.
Prior, to the creation of SCO in 2001, Kazakhstan, China, Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Tajikistan were member of the Shanghai five.
Following the accession of Uzbekistan to the organization in 2001, the Shanghai five was renamed the SCO.
The SCO charter was signed in 2002 , and entered into force in 2003 . The SCO official language are Russian and Chinese. India and Pakistan became members in 2017.
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