SAARC

November 3, 2016

SAARC Framework Agreement for Energy Cooperation

This SAARC Framework Agreement for Energy Cooperation was pending since 2010, and was signed in October 2014. It was touted to be a crucial step towards a SAARC Market for Electricity (SAME) on a regional basis.  The key objective of…

September 13, 2015

China’s SAARC Interests

China is pushing for admission to SAARC as was evident in Kathmandu Summit. Chinese presence in Sri Lanka can be seen in all aspects of its economic life. In addition to the development of Hambantota and other Columbo ports, Chinese…

June 10, 2015

India Bhutan Relations under Modi Government in India

Bhutan was the first country that Prime Minister Modi visited after his appointment to the post. This action in itself signifies to the world the importance attached by India to Indo-Bhutan relations. Bhutan is of strategic, geo-political and economic significance…

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SAARC and India’s engagement in neighbourhood

India is the largest economy of South Asia which constitutes Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Maldives etc. India in order to emerge leader in South Asia has to build regional cooperation and intensifies its bilateral cooperation. The growing…

November 28, 2014

18th SAARC Summit

The 18th South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Summit was held on 26–27 November 2014 in Kathmandu, Nepal. The outcome of the summit was the Kathmandu Declaration. This was the third time Nepal had organised the summit - first in 1987 and…