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.
Later, PM Modi will also share a virtual platform with the Chinese President on November 17 for the BRICS meeting and on November 21-22 for the G-20 summit.
"As per established practices and procedures within SCO, all eight members, four observer states and other international dialogue partners will be invited to the meeting,” External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said when asked if the Pakistani PM would be invited.
Minister termed terrorism as a 'multidimensional, complex, and transnational' problem and called upon the international community to come together to fight the menace.
The conference will be the first military co-operation event hosted by India under the SCO Defence Co-operation Plan 2019-2020 after it joined the SCO in 2017 along with Pakistan.
It is learnt that contingents from India, Pakistan, Russia, China, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan are to take part in the drills involving around 128, 000 servicemen, over 20, 000 units and weapons and military hardware, 600 aircraft systems and up to 15 ships and logistics vessels.