The author rapidly skims through the visions of the Shanghai Organisation for Cooperation (China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan; observers: Mongolia, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India) that are conveyed respectively, since India’s adhesion in 2005, by the Indian government and by Indian and international experts (insisting notably on the significance of Central Asia for the country’s energetic security, and on the quality of relations between the latter and Russia). He then deals with the varied dimensions of India’s diplomacy with the countries of the Shanghai Organisation for Cooperation, shedding light on the significance of the economic aspect of these relations. The last paragraphs provide an overall reflect of India’s vision by the other members of the Organisation, taking into account the latter’s growing political role on the international arena and the spectacular growth of its economic potential.

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