Sunday, April 18, 2021

Pakistan Skips Key SCO Conference In India Over Kashmir Issue

India hosted the first Military Medicine Conference for the members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) on Thursday which was skipped by Pakistan. After being ignored perpetually by the international community for the unprecedented internationalisation of the Kashmir issue, Pakistan did not attend the conference despite being invited.

Image result for military conference sco

Officials of India’s defence ministry confirmed that a formal invitation was sent to Pakistan being a member state of the SCO.

India became a permanent member of the SCO in 2017 and since then it’s the first Military Medicine Conference being hosted by it. This conference is being attended by 40 Indian delegates and 27 international delegates representing different member nations of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation.

Repeated humiliation for Pakistan at the UN

Pakistan was left red-faced in the recent UNHRC session when its allegations against India were rebutted with effectiveness and precision. UNHRC member nations did not extend any support to Pakistan and maintained that the Kashmir issue must be solved bilaterally between the two nations.

Before this, Islamabad had to face embarrassment at the UNSC closed-door meet on Kashmir where most of the permanent members refused to buy Pakistan’s narrative on Kashmir.

Ever since the abrogation of Article 370 and the bifurcation of the state of Jammu and Kashmir was announced by the government of India, Pakistan has expressed firm opposition and has tried to bring the international community to its side in order to challenge India’s decisions with respect to Kashmir.

Much to Pakistan’s embarrassment, even the predominantly Islamic nations have not stood behind Pakistan and have rather recognised Kashmir as an internal matter of India. Right after the decisions made by the government of India in context to Kashmir, Pakistan downgraded diplomatic ties with India and also suspended bilateral trade.

Featured News

Pakistan’s JF-17 Aircraft ‘Top Contender’ For Malaysian Fighter Jet Contract — Korean Media

In an interesting twist to the Malaysian Air Force’s hunt for a Light Combat Aircraft (LCA), the China-Pakistani JF-17 fighter ‘Thunder’ appears to be...

Unreliable Ally: Should US Withdrawal From Afghanistan Be A ‘Wake-Up Call’ For All Major Non- NATO Allies (MNNA)?

US President Joe Biden’s announcement that all American troops will withdraw from Afghanistan by the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks, thus ending...

As China ‘Attacks’ Japan Over Fukushima Issue & Disputed Islands, PM Suga To Meet US President Biden

Japanese PM Yoshihide Suga is in Washington for talks with US President Joe Biden amid China's mounting criticism of Tokyo's plan to release Fukushima...

Northern Sea Route: Can Russia’s Arctic Game-Plan Outdo US’ Strategy In The Indo-Pacific?

**Russia defines the Northern Sea Route as a shipping lane from the Kara Sea to the Pacific Ocean, specifically running along the Russian Arctic...

As India ‘Rethinks’ S-400 Acquisition, Russia Puts ‘Everything On Table’ For Pakistan

As India could be re-evaluating its stand on acquiring the Russian S-400 air defense system fearing US sanctions, its rival Pakistan may have quietly...