New Delhi : Indian Prime Minister Narendra Damodardas Modi left on a two-day visit to Uzbekistan to participate in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit in Tashkent. The Prime Minister will also hold multilateral talks with the Chinese President Xi Jinping, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Uzbekistan President Islam Karimov on the sidelines of the summit.

India will sign a memorandum of commitments, preparing for it turn into an undeniable SCO individual from the Organization. The enrollment will give India a chance to have developed collaboration with members from the gathering including China and Pakistan.

Secretary (West) in External Affairs Ministry, Sujata Mehta, said on Wednesday that India is keen to deepen its security ­related cooperation with the SCO and its Regional Anti ­Terrorism Structure (RATS), which specifically deals with security and defence issues.

Prime Minister Modi is meeting with President Xi Jinping assumes significance in the backdrop of India’s attempts to get the membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group. The decision to become a member of the SCO was taken last year following Prime Minister’s outreach during the BRICS summit.

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