December 5, 2022

Seeing the Indian Armed Forces band perform at the military orchestra concert of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Member States on the margins of the defence ministers’ meeting in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, will give you goosebumps. It was breathtakingly beautiful with the Indian tricolour in the background.

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Member States’ Annual Meeting of Defense Ministers is being held in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, from August 23 to August 25, 2022. Shri Rajnath Singh is also present there to attend the meeting. Defense Cooperation concerns among the SCO Member States would be reviewed at the Annual Meeting, and it is anticipated that a common communiqué will be released following the discussions. On August 24, 2022, Shri Rajnath Singh also addressed the gathering.

Raksha Mantri will meet with Lieutenant General Bakhodir Kurbanov, Minister of Defense of the Republic of Uzbekistan, on his trip to Tashkent. Uzbekistan is also the host nation. On the fringes of this summit, discussions with the defence ministers of several other SCO members are also planned, where bilateral matters and subjects of shared interest will be discussed.

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