India and China at SCO: Emerging competition and cooperation
In June 2017, India became the permanent member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). The inclusion of India, along with Pakistan, in the regional grouping has inflated hopes of the regional cooperation between India and China.
The Indian establishment accepted the invitation of Chinese leadership and became the member of the regional group. With the advent of complex interdependence, to leverage the benefits of economic development of advanced nations in the multi-polar world, India adopted the strategy of collaboration with all major states to possess stable relationship with all nations in the region, including China, However, during mid-2017, it was also the critical phase when India was involved in military confrontation with the PLA at Doklam trijunction region.
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