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Moscow: The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) does not intend to become an analogue of NATO, despite the upcoming inclusion of new members, in particular India and Pakistan, according to chief of Russia’s presidential administration, Sergei Ivanov.

“As for the SCO, as the Russian president talked about this, a very important procedure will be started — the beginning of inclusion of two such large countries as India and Pakistan,” TASS news agency quoted Ivanov as saying on Monday.

“Both of them are nuclear, although SCO is not NATO, I would like to emphasise, and is not going to become NATO,” he added.

The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation is an inter-governmental military alliance, constituting 28 member states across North America and Europe.

Ivanov said that the SCO was primarily a regional economic organisation. “Now it is regional taking into account,  China and India. That is quite the region,” Ivanov said, adding, “Essentially, it is a global organisation, of course.”

Ivanov said, “The world really needs a new modern polycentric architecture”.  “BRICS is actively discussing it… not only when getting together,” he added.

The chief of Russia’s presidential administration pointed out that for the three consecutive years, leaders of BRICS member states — Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa — gather before the G20 summit. “The BRICS five gathers and discusses what it will do in the framework of the summit of the 20,” he said.

Ivanov did not agree with the assumption that the world is on the threshold of a new Yalta conference, which established the post-World War II world order. “Yalta-2 cannot be done, if it is not what our Western partners really want,” he said.

The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation brings together Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, China, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. Afghanistan, India, Iran, Mongolia and Pakistan have observer status, while Belarus, Turkey and Sri Lanka are dialogue partners.

(IANS)

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Russian President Vladimir Putin proposes development of Robotic Weapons in the country

"These systems could radically change the spectrum of weaponry for the general purpose forces," Putin advised

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Russia, Jan 27, 2017: Russian President Vladimir Putin has proposed the development of robotic weapons by his country’s arms companies to radically change the entire arms system for the conventional armed forces.

During a meeting of the Russian military-industrial commission, Putin explained that the development of autonomous robotic systems is very important in the future, Efe news reported on Thursday.

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“These systems could radically change the spectrum of weaponry for the general purpose forces,” he advised.

The Russian leader pointed out that this development must take into consideration “the clear understanding of the potential conflicts’ nature and mainstream trends in the development of armed forces both globally and domestically.”

In the midst of what seems to be a return to the Cold War between Russia and the West, at least until US President Donald Trump came to power, Russia and NATO have strengthened their military presence on the borders between this country and Eastern Europe.

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Some European countries, especially Poland and the three Baltic republics, consider that their security is threatened by the Kremlin’s decision to annexe the Crimean peninsula and support pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine. (IANS)

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