At the summit in Astana, India and Pakistan will become the full members of the grouping, which at present comprises China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan.
Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will also be attending the summit but the India has ruled out any bilateral meeting between PM Modi and Mr Sharif in view of the tensions between the two countries.
Ahead of his two-day visit, PM Modi said he looked forward to deepening engagement with the SCO countries. "I look forward to deepening India's association with the SCO which will help us in economic, connectivity and counter- terrorism cooperation, among other things," he said in his pre-departure statement yesterday.
"Together, we will harvest new opportunities for beneficial engagement and redouble efforts to address common challenges that may come in the way of realising our full potential," he added.
On the evening of June 9, he will also attend the inauguration of the Astana Expo with the theme of "Future Energy".
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