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    According to a diplomatic source, India's Prime Minister is to attend Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit scheduled to be held on June 23-24 in Uzbekistan.

    NEW DELHI (Sputnik) India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi is to attend Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit scheduled to be held on June 23-24 in Uzbekistan, a diplomatic source told RIA Novosti on Friday.

    "We received an official confirmation that Prime Minister Modi will attend the [SCO] summit," the source said.

    The SCO is a political, economic and military alliance comprising Russia, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. In 2014 India who had observer status applied for SCO membership. The SCO summit held in the Russian city of Ufa last year approved inclusion of India and Pakistan to the list of member states and launched accession proceedings. The SCO leaders are expected to sign accession memorandum with Pakistan and India at the upcoming summit in Tashkent.

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