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The G20 countries are set to meet today via videoconference to deal with the ongoing deadly pandemic.
Addressing SAARC leaders and representatives on 15 March, PM Modi proposed an emergency fund with an initial offer of USD 10 million from India.
India had already promised a corpus of $10 million when the initiative was announced, with the option of contributing more if needed.
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Addressing the SAARC leaders and representatives on March 15 via video, Modi had proposed the emergency fund with an initial offer of USD 10 million from India for the purpose.
The COVID-19 fund proposed to be set up with contributions from SAARC countries is yet to see the light of day. No timeline given for other proposals.
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Jaishankar understands that crises are the bedrock of opportunities. So before EU leaders held a teleconference on COVID-19, India activated hot lines across South Asia.
Pakistan’s petty behaviour on SAARC conference was a sign it doesn’t take coronavirus seriously. But India’s contribution of $10 million is also a pittance.
Pakistan PM Imran Khan gave the SAARC video conference on coronavirus a miss, with his representative raising the Kashmir issue.