The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) presidency of India arrives when the world economy is dealing with serious difficulties due to several major ongoing problems like Russia-Ukraine War, Economy crisis, the Nord Stream explosion and Nuclear threat etc.
First, it provides an opportunity for India to strengthen its bilateral relationship with Central Asian nations like Kazakhstan, with which the country has had a friendly connection from a long time.
The two nations have also been collaborating closely to strengthen their political and cultural connections, with India backing Kazakhstan’s initiatives to advance regional stability and democratic endeavours.
It is essential to make the most of the shared interests of the two nations and the other SCO members to advance regional integration and cooperation.
The climate issue and climate change mitigation have been prioritised in its regional agendas. India has also been holding seminars to discuss the environmental issues that may arise from such quick climate changes and to provide coordinated solutions.
The presidency also considers India’s efforts to increase its international standing so that it can be positioned in groups that make decisions on global governance.
India’s primary focus in the SCO platform has continued to be on the region’s security prospects and the measures that advance the grouping’s aims.
India has been promoting the urgent need to address poverty, injustice, and a lack of education as part of this effort.
Additionally, this has given its presidency a chance to combine these issues with those already on its agenda, such as fusing prosperity and growth through trade.
India has been exhibiting its dedication to strengthening regional cooperation alongside its member states as part of its presidency.
Additionally, India’s dual G20 and SCO leadership is a powerful reminder of the country’s expanding prominence in its neighbourhood and globally.
The fact that this opportunity is being used to the fullest extent possible is evidence of its expanding influence in the global arena.
Over 60% of the Eurasian landmass is covered by this group of nations, including China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, India, and Pakistan.