Defence Ministers of China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan will participate in the meeting.
At the fourth Meeting of the Heads of Ministries and Departments of SCO member states, the environment minister stressed promotion of multilateral, political, security, economic and people-to-people interaction in the region.
The global security landscape is faced with several challenges on account of development in recent years, affecting the SCO region as well, said Ajit Doval on Wednesday at the National Security Advisors' meeting in Delhi.
In June 2020, the two armies were engaged in a violent clash that resulted in the death of 20 Indian soldiers and at least three Chinese troops.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will also attend the summit, which will provide an opportunity to the prime ministers of Pakistan and India to come face-to-face.
Singh pointed out that as a result of a consistent boost to research and innovation, India has reached the third position in scientific publication as per the NSF database.
The summit assumes significance since it is taking place in the backdrop of ongoing crisis in Afghanistan in the wake of the withdrawal by American troops from the troubled country.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had hit out at those making repeated attempts to "unnecessarily" bring bilateral issues to the SCO.
Despite many successes, the basic goal of the United Nations is still incomplete. The world struggling with the economic and social suffering of the epidemic is expected to bring about a complete change in the system of the UN.