South Asia is one and only of the tiniest unified region in
the world, with a consistent competition among India and
Pakistan acting as a tentative wedge to regional cooperation through the
SAARC. Nevertheless, India and Pakistan join the multilateral
agreement; then both became permanent members of the Shanghai
Cooperation Organization in 2017. Although, it is very initial to envisage
that the rival relations of both countries influenced by the forum. This
paper tries to explain alternative and possible openings for partnership
in several ranges, especially in counterterrorism and security, which may
be turning a positive influence on Indo-Pak relations. Further, the
negative impression of India & Pakistan contentions on the SCO forum is
very low, unlike SAARC. This research also seeks to explore the
implications of SCO's engagements on the bilateral relations of India and
Pakistan. These engagements may be about to resolve issues about the
peace and stability in the nuclearized South Asia.
1-Zab-Un-Nisa : Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Government Graduate College Samanabad, Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan.2-Gul-e-Zahra : PhD Scholar, Department of Political Science & International Relations, Government College University, Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan.3-Syed Waqas Ali Bokhari : MPhil International Relations, Department of Political Science & International Relations, Government College University, Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan.