Warm welcome for PM Modi by President of Kyrgyz Republic Sooronbay Jeenbekov as he arrived at the Ala Archa Presidential Palace ahead of the SCO Council of Heads of State Meeting today morning.
Inauguration of India-Kyrgyzstan business forum scheduled for PM Modi in the second day of SCO summit at Bishkek
PM Modi's engagement on Day 2 at the SCO Summit set to begin
Prime Minister Narendra Modi expected to meet Iran President Hassan Rouhani in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
PM Narendra Modi met Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on sidelines of SCO summit in Bishkek.
It is planned that there will be a Russia, India and China trilateral meeting on the sidelines of the G-20 Summit in Osaka, Japan: Foreign Secretary, Vijay Gokhale in Bishkek
Visuals from Modi-Putin bilateral meet at SCO Summit:
"We will meet in the coming days. We will meet in Japan and I look forward to fruitful discussions," PM Modi said during the bilateral meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
PM Modi meets Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of SCO Summit in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan:
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin hold bilateral talks on the sidelines of the SCO Summit in Bishkek:
"Both sides agreed that next year is a critical year because it is the 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries. For this, it has been decided that 70 important events will be held- 35 each in India and China. The countries have given the responsibility of the same to their foreign ministers": Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale at press briefing after PM Modi - Xi Jinping bilateral talks.
Prime Minister invited Xi Jinping for an informal summit to India
After meeting Xi Jinping, Prime Minister Modi took to Twitter and said that the talk was an extremely fruitful meeting with President Xi Jinping.
The tweet read: "Our talks included the full spectrum of India-China relations. We shall continue working together to improve economic and cultural ties between our nations."
Ministry of external affairs press briefing begins in Bishkek after PM Modi's bilateral meet with Xi Jinping
Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale to address a press briefing in a while: Sources
Prime Minister Modi holds delegation level talks with China President Xi Jinping
'We will work together': Prime Minister Narendra Modi to China President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the SCO Summit.
"I am grateful to you for your best wishes and I hope to take forward the relation between the two nations forward by working on the various fields together," Prime Minister Modi said to Xi Jinping during the bilateral talks.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi holds delegation level talks with China President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the SCO Summit
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping after bilateral talks.
IN PICTURES: Prime Minister Modi and Chinese president Xi Jinping during the bilateral talks.
PM Modi holds bilateral talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping. Taking to Twitter, the Prime Minister's office shared visuals of the meet.
"Deepening friendship with China," the tweet reads.
Prime Minister Modi received by Deputy PM Zamirbek Maripbaevich as he arrives in Bishkek, PM extends his regards.
PM Modi to invite China's President Xi Jinping to India to strengthen Delhi-Beijing ties: Sources
SCOOP: PM Modi to invite Xi Jinping to India for talks, as per sources in Bishkek ahead of Xi-Modi meeting on the sidelines of SCO summit
Prime Minister Modi to meet Xi Jinping for bilateral talks on the sidelines of SCO summit
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PM Narendra Modi warmly welcomed at Manas International Airport in Bishkek
Since becoming a full member two years ago, India has been actively involved in various SCO dialogue mechanisms.
PM Narendra Modi arrives in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan to attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit. He will hold bilateral meetings with Russia's President Vladimir Putin and China's Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the summit.
PM Modi received by Kyrgyzstan delegates at Bishkek for two-day SCO summit
PM Narendra Modi deplanes in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan to attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit. He will hold bilateral meetings with Russia's President Vladimir Putin and China's Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the summit:
PM Modi arrives at Kyrgyzstan's Bishkek for the SCO summit.
Indian student at the venue of the SCO summit says that he has come to cheer his leader Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Tune in for LIVE Updates: https://www.republicworld.com/livetv
"Central Asia is very important for India. If you see the distance between India and Bishkek it is 750 kilometres. There were links, people to people participation till 20th century, later due to Pakistan and other factors they contact was lost. Now we have to give it an economic background": Thiru Skand R Tayal, former Ambassador to Uzbekistan
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PM Modi will hold bilateral talks with President of Iran Hassan Rouhani at the SCO Summit in Kyrgyzstan. Oil and the Chabahar Port are key areas of discussion between the two countries.
SCO Summit: China's President Xi Jinping arrives in Kyrgyzstan with massive delegation
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Importance of India- Russia meeting on the sidelines of SCO summit in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Prime Minister's departure statement ahead of SCO summit at Bishkek
As Prime Minister Modi embarks on SCO Summit on Thursday, India has reconfirmed that the Prime Minister will not have any kind of conversation with Pakistan PM Imran Khan except unavoidable public exchange.
India's Ambassador to Kyrgyzstan Alok Dimri speaks to Republic TV ahead of PM Modi's touchdown in Bishkek for the SCO Summit
China's President Xi Jinping on Wednesday left for Kyrgyzstan's capital Bishkek. He is scheduled to attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit where he will also hold a bilateral with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. This would be the first meeting between the two leaders after Prime Minister Modi took office for the second time.
Here is PM Modi's schedule for Thursday-
He will fly out of New Delhi at 7 AM IST and as per confirmation from government officials, he will not be using the Pakistani airspace for his journey. He will fly over Oman, Iran, and Central Asian countries.
He is scheduled to arrive the capital of Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek at 3 PM IST
On his arrival, PM Modi will hold bilateral meet with the President of China, Xi Jinping at 1650 local time.
Following that, PM Modi will hold bilateral meet with the Russian President Vladimir Putin at 1730 local time.
At 1800 local time, PM Modi will attend the SCO dinner hosted for the member-nations.
The third bilateral meet will be held with the President of Afghanistan, Ashraf Ghani.
Prime Miniter Narendra Modi left for the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan on Thursday morning.
A day after Pakistan opened its air-space for PM Narendra Modi's aircraft to travel to Kyrgyzstan for the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit, the Prime Minister will not be using the Pakistani airspace for his journey.
Ministry of External Affairs sources has told that the government of India explored two options for the route of PM Modi's VVIP aircraft to Kyrgyzstan's capital Bishkek. The MEA has decided to take the VVIP aircraft through the route of Oman, Iran and Central Asian countries on the way to Bishkek for the summit.
PM Modi's aircraft was initially scheduled to fly through the Pakistan airspace for Kyrgyzstan. However, the Government of India has decided to change the route of his journey.
In a major development, Pakistan has opened its air-space ahead of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit as per the request of the Indian side for Prime Minister Narendra Modi to travel to Kyrgyzstan, as per sources.
Pakistan had fully closed its airspace on February 26 after an Indian Air Force (IAF) strike on a Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terror camp in Balakot. Since then, it has only opened two routes, both of them pass through southern Pakistan, of the total 11. India requested Pakistan to let Prime Minister Modi's aircraft fly over its airspace to Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan.
The decision also came over a week after Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan and foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi wrote separate letters to their Indian counterparts, pushing for restarting bilateral talks.
Tensions between the two countries worsened after the Pulwama terror attack and both the countries were almost on the brink of war after India's military planes struck a terrorist training camp in Pakistan's Balakot on February 26 and Pakistan carried out a counter-offensive the next day.
Pakistan PM Imran Khan will also be attending the summit, however, PM Modi and Pakistan PM Imran Khan are not slated to meet at Bishkek.