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PM Modi urges SAARC countries to take effective steps to defeat terrorism and forces that support it

December 08, 2019 10:15 pm

In the last three years, India has been distancing itself from the SAARC, citing security challenge facing the region from terror networks based in Pakistan, which is also a member of the grouping.

RBI revises framework on currency swap arrangement for SAARC countries

November 26, 2019 8:25 pm

"Based on the terms and conditions of the framework, the RBI would enter into bilateral swap agreements with SAARC central banks, who want to avail swap facility," the central bank said in a circular.

Pakistan FM boycotts Jaishankar at SAARC meet, India calls it drama

September 27, 2019 7:15 am

An Indian official, referring to Qureshi’s boycott and remark, said: “Such drama will not work. Pakistan has to create a conducive atmosphere for the SAARC process to go ahead.”

Amid India-Pakistan tension, SAARC foreign ministers to meet today

September 26, 2019 6:51 am

There is no separate meeting planned between External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi.

Pune's Sangeeta Lalwani now member of SAARC Women Entrepreneurs council

August 28, 2019 10:58 am

SCWEC is a wing of the SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry that operates with the objective of developing and promoting women entrepreneurs in the South-Asian region.

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

June 07, 2019 7:22 am

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

Eastward course

May 29, 2019 12:11 am

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

Why SAARC is still relevant

January 12, 2019 8:29 am

SAARC holds the key to South Asia’s economic integration.

Sushma reality check: Won’t attend SAARC, no talks until terror stops

November 29, 2018 7:13 am

Her announcement comes a day after Pakistan said that it would invite PM Narendra Modi to the SAARC summit and hours before Pakistan PM Imran Khan laid the foundation stone for the Kartarpur Corridor.

Sushma Swaraj leaves SAARC foreign ministers meeting mid-way

September 28, 2018 2:35 pm

Sushma Swaraj was not the first minister to leave the meeting as her counterparts from Afghanistan and Bangladesh had also left before her. Sources also said that Swaraj had other engagements as well and Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale was present throughout the SAARC meeting.


Narendra Modi addresses the 18th SAARC summit in Kathmandu, Nepal

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