November 2015

New economic corridors: India on road to redefine trade ties with South Asian neighbours

The Indian Express, 18 November 2015
Currently, the connectivity through the sea route with Bangladesh is through Colombo and Singapore ports, which, being circuitous, adds to transportation costs. More…

Indo-Bangla relations good example of shared future in South Asia: Pranab Mukherjee

The Economic Times, 19 November 2015
President Pranab Mukherjee has noted that India-Bangladesh relations is a good example of shared future in South Asia. “India-Bangladesh relations today are the best ever since 1974. More…

SAARC business arm partners with ICIMOD on climate change

SpaceRef,18 November 2015
The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation Chambers of Commerce and Industry (SAARC CCI) and the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) signed a memorandum of agreement to strengthen private sector engagement for sustainable mountain development in the South Asian Region. More…

SAARC Visa: A Case For Regional Integration – Analysis

Eurasia Review,19 November 2015
“It is harder to travel within the SAARC region than to Bangkok or Singapore”, remarked Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the 18th SAARC summit held in Kathmandu, Nepal. The need for a SAARC visa has been deliberated over the years among its member countries. More…Government extends currency swap facility for SAARC members
The Economic Times, 18 November 2015
The government today extended the currency swap facility for SAARC members, under which the RBI offers the facility of varying sizes not exceeding $2 billion in total. More…