Both the officials discussed in detail 'India's initiatives in the SCO including #Startups & #Innovation, #Traditional Medicine as well India's upcoming SCO Presidency 2022-23'.
Stability in Afghanistan vital in regional connectivity among SCO members: Pakistan Foreign Minister
The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation seen as a counterweight to NATO, is a nine-member economic and security bloc and has emerged as one of the largest transregional international organisations.
Singh said though it is justifiable to discuss the role of women in the armed forces, their wider contribution in all spheres of security and nation-building must also be recognised and reinforced.
India has sent a team of 200 personnel for the nearly two-week-long 'Exercise Peaceful Mission' that began on September 13.
Participating virtually in the meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Council of Heads of State, PM Modi said the SCO should develop a common template to fight radicalisation & extremists.
For one thing, the organisation is crippled by competing and contradictory interests of its members.
The move comes as Moscow and Beijing have moved to assert themselves as key players in the region, after the United States' hasty retreat from Afghanistan.
Moscow has been cautiously optimistic on the Taliban since it came to power last month after a series of lightning offensives across Afghanistan.
The eight-member SCO grouping of China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, India and Pakistan is holding its 21st summit at Dushanbe.
The meeting of members of the China and Russia dominated Shanghai Cooperation Organisation is scheduled for Thursday.
Khan to also have bilateral talks with Tajikistan President Emomali Rohmon focusing on enhancing trade, economic and investment ties with a particular focus on regional connectivity.
It will be the first SCO summit being held in a hybrid format and the fourth summit that India will participate in as a full-fledged member of the bloc.
Xi, also host of the 18th SCO summit, called for the pursuit of common, comprehensive, cooperative and sustainable security.
Ministry of Public Security Liao Jinrong said the SCO is building measures to tackle challenges posed by cross-border crimes including terrorism and drug trafficking.
Prime Minister Modi is also scheduled to hold bilateral talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping later in the day.