September 23, 2021 7:47 am
Sources report that the member states were unable to agree upon the participation of Afghanistan, with Pakistan and India in particular at loggerheads over the issue.
September 22, 2021 11:19 am
Pakistan is learnt to have proposed that a Taliban representative should also be part of the meeting.
September 09, 2021 7:40 am
Krishna Kumar writes: When SAARC was mooted in 1985, it created the hope that trade, cultural activity and intellectual exchange would gradually diminish the political legacies of Partition by nourishing a regional fraternity
August 05, 2021 1:59 pm
India’s SAARC partners — Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka — are also experiencing a surge in Covid cases. While some are succeeding at reigning in the outbreak, others have not been quite as lucky.
July 26, 2021 8:07 am
Dinesh Bhattarai writes: The coming together of leaders, even at the height of tensions, in a region laden with congenital suspicions, misunderstandings, and hostility is a significant strength of SAARC that cannot be overlooked
September 24, 2020 6:25 pm
Jaishankar reaffirmed India's commitment to its 'Neighbourhood First' policy and towards building a connected, integrated and prosperous South Asia.
April 22, 2020 5:13 pm
SAARC Nations Coronavirus Cases, Deaths: The eight SAARC nations -- India, Pakistan, the Maldives, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan -- account for just 1.28 per cent of the world total of 24,80,503 coronavirus cases.
April 21, 2020 5:45 pm
Besides implemeting lockdowns, travel bans and banning all religious gatherings, the SAARC countries have pledges millions of dollars towards a COVID-19 emergency fund.
April 10, 2020 2:46 am
Pakistan’s perspective in this regard was also conveyed during a telephone conversation between Foreign Secretary Sohail Mahmood and Secretary General SAARC Esala Ruwan Weerakoon, today.
April 09, 2020 10:07 am
The deliberations took place as a follow up to an India-initiated video conference of SAARC leaders on March 15.
November 26, 2014 2:10 pm
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with other SAARC nations leaders at the inaugural session of the 18th SAARC Summit in Kathmandu, Nepal