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PM Modi arrives in Bishkek to attend SCO Summit

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arrived here on Thursday afternoon to attend the two-day (SCO) Summit.

The Prime Minister's special aircraft took a longer route to reach Bishkek as it skipped airspace. Instead, it opted for a circuitous route by flying over and The Summit begins today.

is scheduled to hold bilateral meetings with Chinese and Russian on the sidelines of the Summit on Thursday.

After the meetings, will join an informal dinner hosted by Kyrgyz for the SCO leaders.

It will be the first time that the will share the same table with his Pakistani counterpart amid strained relations between the two neighbours since the February 14 Pulwama terror attack. has already clarified that there will be no official meeting between Modi and Khan.

Later in the evening, the will hold a bilateral meeting with Afghan President

Modi, who will address the Summit tomorrow, is expected to focus on terrorism.

He will hold bilateral talks with Jeenbekov after the Summit ends. will return on June 15 evening.

In 2017, and 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. 14:13 IST