PM Narendra Modis Stern Message To China, Pakistan, Says ‘Respect Territorial Integrity At SCO Meet Attended By Xi Jinping & Imran Khan

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on November 10 said India has been closely sticking to the charter of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation. He raised concerns over attempts to bring in bilateral issues into the agenda of the eight-nation regional grouping that primarily focuses on security and defence issues. Pakistan is also a member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation or SCO. The comments are also significant as China is backing a massive 3,000-km-long infrastructure project, the so-called China-Pakistan Economic Corridor or CPEC. It connects Kashgar in western China with Gwadar port in Pakistan and passes through Pakistan-occupied Kashmir or PoK. India has right from the start protested against China's CPEC push as the corridor passes through PoK. Every annual meeting of the SCO heads of state ends with a declaration that contains the joint position of member states on issues of global and regional significance.