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Prima facie, the situation looks similar to what was in 2003 just prior to American invasion of Iraq. There is a sense of deja vu among the observers. But it needs to be kept in mind that Iran is not Iraq.
The first lesson pertains to the foreign policy. Ever since the inception of the Soviet Union, Moscow's foreign policy has been by and large independent.
The SCO was formed as a mutual-security organization by Russia, China and four Central Asian states (except Turkmenistan) with an aim to promote peace, security and stability in the region.
As per the joint statement issued on Medvedev's India visit- the relationship has been built up to the level of 'special and privileged strategic partnership.' This relationship is an ideal example of selfless, unconditional and sympathetic coope
Amongst the major areas of conflict, the most important one is relating to the boundary dispute. While on the Western frontier, some part of Kashmir region is under Chinese occupation. On the Eastern side of frontier, the dispute relates to McMahon