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Modi embarks on 2-day visit for SCO summit

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Modi embarked on a two-day visit to Bishkek in on Thursday for the (SCO) summit.

will hold bilateral meetings with and on the sidelines of the (SCO) summit at Bishkek this week, the stated during a press briefing on Monday.

The bilaterals will take place when Modi is in the Kyrgyz capital of Bishkek to attend the meeting of (CHS) of SCO from June 13 to 14.

The MEA also revealed that would be holding a meeting with host nation on June 14.

will also be attending the summit. This will be the first time two leaders will come face to face after months of tension between two countries, which began with February 14 Pulwama attack on a CRPF convoy in which at least 40 jawans were killed. The responsibility for the attack was claimed by Pakistan-based terror outfit -- Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM).

On February 26, launched an air strike on terror camps in Pakistan's Balakot, in response to the barbaric terror attack in Pulwama.

However, there would be no talks between Modi and Khan. This comes despite the Prime Minister writing a letter to his Indian counterpart, Modi, saying wants dialogue with to resolve all outstanding issues between the two countries.

The next day, Air Force planes had to attack Indian military installations in Jammu and Kashmir, leading to a dogfight. A aircraft flown by Wing had shot down an F16 fighter plane of Pakistan during the aerial confrontation.

Moreover, India recently announced that Modi will not take the Pakistani air space for flying to the in Bishkek in and instead will fly by the circuitous route through and

In 2017, India and Pakistan became full members of the SCO.

Founded in 2001, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, and are the founding members of the organisation.

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First Published: Thu, June 13 2019. 07:20 IST