volume surpasses 2 $ billion during previous year
Online News, 29
Bilateral trade volume between Pakistan and India among 10 SAARC countries
surpassed 2 billion dollars during previous fiscal year (2107).
SAARC is doomed
with Pakistan fuelling terror
Free Press Journal, 25 September, 2017
With little chance of a summit of South Asian Association for Regional
Co-operation (SAARC) again this year after last year’s meeting was cancelled on
India pulling out of the summit scheduled to take place in Islamabad (following
the Uri terror attacks) and others following suit, the regional grouping is
evidently in danger of withering away.
Can India take the
lead on BIMSTEC?
East Asia Forum, 23 September, 2017
Since its inception in 1997, there has been much discussion about the untapped
potential of BIMSTEC — the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical
and Economic Cooperation. A peaceful strategic environment, friendly relations
among the countries, largely untapped human resource potential and abundant
natural resources make it an attractive sub-regional grouping.
opportunity for growth’ identified in the BIMSTEC region
Participants at a Yangon roundtable discussion today point to largely untapped
opportunities for trade, communication and cultural exchange in a region of 2.5