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.
Modi must ensure India does not lose the opportunity to advance regionalism in the eastern subcontinent, and between it and East Asia
Sharif also stated that if India wants to restore ties, the Kashmir issue must be discussed and that too seriously with full sincerity.
Sources said Nepal is very keen that these agreements are signed, or else this summit could be perceived as unsuccessful.
A 1981-batch Andhra Pradesh cadre IPS officer, K Durga Prasad had joined as SPG chief on November 2, 2011.
Narendra Modi also assured all possible help to the grouping.