GSAT-9: The geostationary satellite aims to strengthen disaster support through communication and connectivity among the participating South Asian countries.
The 19th SAARC Summit to be hosted by Pakistan in November is likely to be postponed with India, Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Bhutan – four of the eight members of the South Asian grouping – deciding to pull out, citing incitement of terrorism in the region.
Announcing the decision tonight, India said that “one country” has created an environment that is not conducive to the successful holding of the Summit.
Established in 2010, SAU is currently functioning from Akbar Bhawan in Chanakyapuri. A permanent campus is being constructed on a 100-acre plot in Maidan Garhi, next to IGNOU.
Common challenges like food security, poverty will be ensured and solutions to these concerns will be formulated, said, Minister of state for External Affairs.
SAARCFINANCE is a “network of central bank governors and finance secretaries of the SAARC region”. The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) was set up as a regional bloc in 1985.
The usual narrative expected to play out is the following: while India will insist on progress on the Pathankot attack, Pakistan will say that its internal agencies are working towards that goal.
US has said both of the two South Asian neighbours stand to benefit from practical cooperation and an improved relationship.
According to officials, India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan were engaged in a parallel exercise beyond the SAARC.
Out of the 57, 53 are seaworthy while the remaining four need some repair.
Sources said the two sides have agreed that the “sequencing” of the Pakistan envoy’s meeting with Hurriyat leaders is the only issue.
For the past two years, ISC sessions have not sent their suggestions to the Government of India.
India must factor China’s new South Asia policy into its own neighbourhood diplomacy.
The agreement restricts the sharing of information on a case-to-case basis once investigation finds trails to these countries.
It’s a complex development and all to do with power and an increasingly aggressive posture.