Insights into Editorial: Reclaiming SAARC from the ashes of 2020

  Introduction: South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) in recent years: Thirty-six years after it first began, the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), appears to be all but dead in the water. The year 2020 marked the sixth year since the leaders of the eight nations that make up SAARC were able …

South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC):

Topics Covered: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests. South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC): Context: 36th Charter Day anniversary of SAARC observed recently. The Charter establishing the Association was signed on December 8, 1985 by the SAARC Heads of States/Governments during first Summit meeting in Dhaka. What is …

South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC)

Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate. South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC): Context: Foreign Ministers’ meeting of SAARC Nations was held recently. India’s call: During the meet, India called on all SAARC members to “collectively resolve to defeat the scourge of terrorism, including the forces that nurture, support and …

Insights into Editorial: Reviving SAARC to deal with China

Context: As India-China border tensions continue to fester, a hegemonic China, as part of its global expansionism, is chipping away at India’s interests in South Asia. This should be a major cause for concern for New Delhi. China’s proximity to Pakistan is well known. Nepal is moving closer to China for ideational and material reasons. …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- SAARC: FIGHTING CORONA TOGETHER

   Introduction: Pakistan participated in a video conference of SAARC member countries proposed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to combat the fast-spreading coronavirus. Pakistan responded positively to PM Modi’s proposal, saying it was ready to participate in the conference, acknowledging that coordinated efforts were needed to minimise the threat posed by the deadly coronavirus. …