Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be attending the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Summit in Uzbekistan on September 15-16th. While multiple countries have announced breakout bilateral meetings, New Delhi has still not revealed any such plans.

Other world leaders who will attend the summit include Chinese President Xi Jinping and Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif. India has shared strained relations with both China and Pakistan. Russian President Vladimir Putin will also be in attendance.

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News agency PTI reported that India will be hosting the next SCO Summit, which is likely to be scheduled for 2023. India became a member in 2017, along with Pakistan.

Putin’s foreign affairs aide Yuri Ushakov said the Russian President will discuss cooperation with India within the United Nations, hinting at possible support for New Delhi’s permanent membership in the UN Security Council.

“A conversation on the international agenda with Modi will also take place”, Ushakov said in a statement, according to news agency TASS.

He added, “The sides will discuss issues of strategic stability, the situation in the Asia Pacific region, and, of course, cooperation within major multilateral formats, such as the UN, the G20 and the SCO.”

India and China recently agreed to de-escalate tensions at Petrol Point 15 at Gogra and Hot Springs, an area that has seen a military standoff since 2020. The agreement to pull back troops from the area has sparked speculation about a possible meeting between Modi and Xi.

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Pakistan’s Shehbaz Sharif will also be attending the diplomatic event in Uzbekistan, the first one after the took office in April earlier this year. It is unclear if Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Sharif will meet on the sidelines of the summit.

Other SCO governments include Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan and Tajikistan. Observers include Iran and Afghanistan.