The 18th SAARC summit starts in Kathmandu today. Addressing the summit, PM Narendra Modi said that good neighbourhood is an universal aspiration.
This was a clear signal that India was not enthusiastic about China’s interest for full-fledged membership of SAARC.
India and Pakistan have been involved in a war of words after New Delhi cancelled a Foreign Secretary-level meeting in August.
The 49th meeting of the programming committee comprises of joint secretaries of the SAARC countries.
The Cabinet also approved the signing and ratifying of the SAARC Regional Railways Agreement by India, as a member state of SAARC.
This was the fifth meeting of the energy ministers held after a gap of three years.
No meeting with Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif
The meeting is expected to discuss regional issues such as terrorism, drug and human trafficking and cyber crime.
A Joint Working Group led by the surveyor generals of both the countries are also meeting in Kathmandu.
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India also has the lowest Human Development Index (HDI) among all BRICS nations,
During the hearing, US Senators praised the SAARC initiative of the Indian government.
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In its proposal, India will also highlight the case of international trafficking reported in Mumbai last year.
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