PM Modi's indirect warning to China and Pakistan at SCO Summit
New Delhi : Hinting at China and Pakistan, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that respecting one another’s sovereignty and territorial integrity should be a basic principle while enhancing connectivity.
"India has strong cultural and historical ties with Shanghai Cooperation Organisation countries. India believes that to enhance connectivity it is important that we move forward while respecting one another’s sovereignty and territorial integrity," PM Modi said.
He regretted to say that there have been unnecessary attempts to bring bilateral issues in the SCO agenda.
“It is unfortunate that there are unnecessary attempts to bring bilateral issues in the SCO agenda, which is in violation of SCO Charter and Shanghai spirit,” PM Modi said.
Meanwhile, PM Modi also mentioned that India is committed with its stand against terrorism, smuggling of illegal arms, drugs and money laundering.
He also talked about production of coronavirus vaccine in India and claimed that the nation will use all its capacity to serve the humanity. “In this difficult time of unprecedented epidemic, India’s pharma industry sent essential medicines to over 150 nations,” he added.
This is for the first time Modi and Xi came face-to-face, albeit virtually, since the border standoff between India and China began in eastern Ladakh in early May.
Prime Minister Modi has led the Indian delegation at the annual SCO summit since India became a full member in 2017.