India hosted the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Summit 2023 virtually on the 4th of July, 2023, which brought together leaders from member countries such as China, Pakistan, Russia, and more. The primary focus of the meeting was to discuss key issues related to regional security, economic connectivity, and trade. India’s hosting of the 2023 SCO Summit marks a significant milestone for the country. India’s strategic interests within the SCO lie in promoting regional connectivity, particularly with the Central Asian Republics (CARs) and it has been working towards enhancing connectivity between the CARs and the greater Eurasian region. Join us as we delve into the significance of the summit and the future of SCO in regional security and prosperity.


Prof Alexander Cooley

Claire Tow Professor of Political Science, Columbia University and Academy Adjunct Faculty at Chatham House. 

Anisree Suresh

Associate Research, CPPR

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