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On September 2, 2020, Defence Minister of India, Rajnath Singh, tweeted: “Reached Moscow this evening…” https://archive.vn/HmcBB 15 hours earlier he tweeted: “I shall be attending the combined meeting of Defence Ministers of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CSTO) & CIS members… India and Russia are privileged Strategic Partners. Looking forward to further this partnership during my visit“. https://archive.vn/31NfB (See more at links)
SCO is far more than simply military. It’s more like the EU. The US applied for observer status but was rejected.
“ICWA Webinar – India-SCO Engagement: The Next Steps” See video: https://youtu.be/aWzsxqYMyb0
And, the Tiger never changes its stripes.
“Defence Minister Rajnath Singh reaches Russia for SCO meet INDIA”
Updated: Sep 02, 2020 23:25 IST Press Trust of India, Posted by Shivani Kumar, Hindustan Times: “Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday arrived here on a three-day visit to Russia to attend a crucial meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) and hold talks with his Russian counterpart Sergey Shoigu on further boosting bilateral defence cooperation…” https://archive.vn/uItLm
“The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), or Shanghai Pact, is a Eurasian political, economic, and security alliance, the creation of which was announced on 15 June 2001 in Shanghai, China by the leaders of China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan; the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Charter, formally establishing the organisation, was signed in June 2002 and entered into force on 19 September 2003. The original five nations, with the exclusion of Uzbekistan, were previously members of the Shanghai Five group, founded on 26 April 1996. Since then, the organisation has expanded its membership to eight countries when India and Pakistan joined SCO as full members on 9 June 2017 at a summit in Astana, Kazakhstan…” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shanghai_Cooperation_Organisation
Kamala Harris’ uncle after India’s 1998 nuclear weapons test:
“It’s not a failure of the CIA,” said Indian nuclear researcher G. Balachandran. “It’s a matter of their intelligence being good, our deception being better.” “CIA searching for answers behind its India-Nuclear failure Saturday“, May 16, 1998 https://fas.org/irp/news/1998/05/may16_cia.html
In 1998 testimony before the US Congress:
“During my most recent trip to India, where I accompanied Ambassador Richardson and Bruce Riedel from the NSC, we were continuously reassured by the most senior leaders of the new BJP Government that India appreciated our efforts to strengthen ties, and was looking forward to the President’s scheduled trip, and a far-reaching dialogue on a vast array of issues. At the same time, we were assured privately and publicly that India would continue to show restraint in the non-proliferation field, and would do nothing to surprise us.” https://1997-2001.state.gov/www/policy_remarks/1998/980513_inderfurth_india.html
“India to the UN Security Council: There Will Be No Alliances“, August 2, 2020 by Barbara Crossette, PassBlue https://archive.is/YWERI India’s foreign minister said earlier this month that India “will stay true to its founding tradition of nonalignment and not take sides with any big power”, as reported in PassBlue. Nonalignment meant mostly allied with the Soviet Union, while getting US Info Tech and exporting its overpopulation to the US.
Dr Gopalan Balachandran explained to India Today TV (August 12, 2020) that he communicates with Kamala through his daughter, who lives in DC, due to the possibility of email hacking: “so nobody can say she is influenced by her family in India…” https://archive.vn/rNYGx
“Kamala Harris’ VP nomination historic but not a surprise: Delhi uncle”
By Shreya Updated: Wednesday, August 12, 2020, 23:40 [IST] Gopalan Balachandran, Harris’ maternal uncle, said she will script many firsts if she wins and expressed the hope her top-level position will give Indians in the US “greater access” in interacting with the US administration… ” https://web.archive.org/web/20200823113034/https://www.oneindia.com/india/kamala-harris-vp-nomination-historic-but-not-a-surprise-says-delhi-uncle-3134069.html He means people of India (Asian-Indians) and not America Indians.
India’s been taking the US for a ride for far longer than China. Is Asian-Indian Nikki that naive or simply running a con? It’s like she and the so-called India-US Leadership Summit are in an altered universe or pretending to be:
“Nikki Haley says China took ‘naive’ US for a ride, calls India real friend”
“The US has been pushing for a greater role for India in the strategic Indo-Pacific which is seen by many countries as an effort to contain China’s growing clout in the region” . Updated: Sep 02, 2020 14:33 IST, Press Trust of India, Posted by Kanishka Sarkar, Washington, Hindustan Times https://archive.vn/BLbSw 🙄
“Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO)
A similar dynamic has played out in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO): Russia seeks to assert its traditional role as a guarantor of security to the Central Asian region while China looks to establish its centrality as an economic powerhouse. The SCO also reinforces the shared sense of the need to counter what are seen as Western, and specifically U.S., efforts to contain China and Russia. An early SCO (then the “Shanghai Five”) joint statement pledged to “oppose intervention in other countries’ internal affairs on the pretexts of ‘humanitarianism’ and ‘protecting human rights;’ and to support the efforts of one another in safeguarding the five countries’ national independence, sovereignty, territorial integrity, and social stability.”42 In 2009, the SCO approved Russia’s cyber- and information war-related proposal, which described the spread of information damaging to “spiritual, moral, and cultural spheres of other States” as a security threat.43 During the 2014 SCO meeting, China’s Minister of Public Security accused “external forces” (implicitly referring to Western nations) of attempting to foment “a new wave of color revolutions.”44
The SCO (originally the “Shanghai Five”) was created in 1996 by China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan, with the Treaty on Deepening Military Trust in Border Regions (1996) and then later the Treaty on Reduction of Military Forces in Border Regions (1997). Uzbekistan later joined, and India and Pakistan appeared to be inching toward full membership in 2016.45 Ten other countries hold observer status, including Iran. The initial purpose of the grouping was to engage in confidence-building, manage border conflicts, and maintain stability in Central Asia, but the group eventually came to focus on wider political, security, economic, and cultural issues as well.46 Regular military drills among the members focus mostly on maintaining stability and combatting what member states deem to be “terrorism, separatism, and extremism.”47
For years, China has been pushing the SCO to take on more economic roles. China-led economic initiatives within the organization include a potential free trade zone (first suggested in 2003), an SCO Development Bank, and a Development Fund. The SCO agreed in 2012 to establish the Bank and the Fund and decided during the 2015 summit to continue to work toward their creation.48 Nevertheless, few concrete steps have been taken yet due in part to Moscow’s and other capitals’ concern with Beijing’s economic influence within the SCO and in Central Asia.49
The slow pace of the SCO’s actions in the economic realm has prompted China to push for its own Eurasian initiatives.50” See “Northeast Asia and Russia’s “Turn to the East”: Implications for U.S. Interests”
“The Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO; Russian: Организация Договора о Коллективной Безопасности, Organizatsiya Dogovora o Kollektivnoy Bezopasnosti, ODKB) is an intergovernmental military alliance that was signed on 15 May 1992. In 1992, six post-Soviet states belonging to the Commonwealth of Independent States—Russia, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan—signed the Collective Security Treaty (also referred to as the “Tashkent Pact” or “Tashkent Treaty”). Three other post-Soviet states—Azerbaijan, Belarus, and Georgia—signed the next year and the treaty took effect in 1994. Five years later, six of the nine—all but Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Uzbekistan—agreed to renew the treaty for five more years, and in 2002 those six agreed to create the Collective Security Treaty Organization as a military alliance…“. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Collective_Security_Treaty_Organization