Modi’s visit to Male, Colombo can affirm the salience of the Indian Ocean island states

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi travels to the southern seas, Delhi must come to terms with a number of realities.

In PM meetings with BIMSTEC leaders, focus on strengthening ties

A day after taking charge as prime minister for a second term, Modi also held extensive talks with Bangladesh President Abdul Hamid and PM of Mauritius Pravind Jugnauth.


Modi's swearing-in ceremony: Who all are attending PM's grand event tomorrow

Among chief ministers of various states, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao have accepted the invitation for the grand event hosted by President Ram Nath Kovind. 

Eastward course

Bay of Bengal outreach is a well-judged attempt to expand regionalism, not let SAARC hold it hostage.

Pakistan downplays India's decision not to invite Imran Khan for Modi's swearing-in

Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said, "Modi's "internal politics" does not permit him to extend an invitation to his Pakistani counterpart." He said, a meeting for the sake of dialogue to find a solution to the Kashmir issue, as well as Siachen and Sir Creek disputes, would have been a significant measure

Explained: Why Modi swearing-in invite to BIMSTEC leaders sends important signals to India’s neighbours

Last time, Modi had invited the SAARC leaders, and then Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's attendance had raised hopes of a new beginning in the bilateral ties. This time, SAARC's exclusion is clearly aimed at keeping Pakistan out of New Delhi's engagement with its neighbours.


This time, BIMSTEC leaders are invited to Modi’s swearing-in

Pakistan kept out; Bay of Bengal nations plus Mauritius, Kyrgyz Republic to attend PM Modi' swearing-in ceremony.

Three days before PM announced BIMSTEC exercise, Thailand said we are out

Sources said the Thai Defence Ministry let the Indians know that there were budget constraints for participating in military exercises overseas.

Nepal & Bhutan can’t delink from India due to geography: General Bipin Rawat

General Bipin Rawat was speaking to the media after the concluding ceremony of BIMSTEC MILEX-18, a joint military exercise of BIMSTEC member nations, which was underway in Pune from September 10.

After joint military exercise, army chiefs of 7 BIMSTEC countries to meet in Pune

PM Modi in the recent BIMSTEC summit held in Kathmandu had requested the member states to join the joint military exercise, which is going to be followed by a conclave of army chiefs of the countries in BIMSTEC.


BIMSTEC nations put on a show of force in joint military exercise in Pune

The Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) is a multilateral grouping of seven countries comprising India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, and Thailand.

BIMSTEC joint military exercise begins in Pune

Contingents from Armies of five of seven BIMSTEC countries began the weeklong military exercise at the Foreign Training Node at Aundh in Pune on Monday.