The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) is an international multilateral organization comprising eight member-states (China, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Pakistan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan). Founded in Shanghai in 2001, the SCO has worked for cross-regional connections for socioeconomic development, commerce, and interpersonal interactions for the past 20 years.
In a time of multilateral foreign policy affairs, the SCO can be used to foster greater cooperation among member nations in addressing common challenges and geopolitical concerns. After about five years of its permanent membership in the SCO, on the 16th of September, 2022, India received the rolling presidency of the organization. This opportunity can assist India in strengthening its geostrategic, security, and economic interests in the Eurasian region.
The Center of Policy Research and Governance (CPRG) is committed to tracking India’s SC0 presidency’s deliberations and engagements with various stakeholders through a series of reports and building a platform for SCO discussions by bringing together people from all walks of life. CPRG will actively monitor India’s G20 presidency and compile all policy updates, headlines, implementations, deliberations, and reports into a single platform