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Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a video conference with SAARC leaders on chalking out a plan to combat the COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus, in New Delhi | PTI

SAARC members must prepare, act and succeed together against COVID-19: PM Modi

While video conferencing with all SAARC member countries, PM Modi underlined the importance of vigilance since the region is densely populated.
Imran Khan and Narendra Modi

Pakistan says yes to Modi’s call, will attend SAARC video conference on coronavirus tomorrow

Islamabad has said Prime Minister Imran Khan's Special Assistant on health, Zafar Mirza, will participate in the video conference
Mahinda Rajapaksa with Narendra Modi at Hyderabad House | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Sri Lanka wants ‘cooperation & progress’ in SAARC, India’s focus still on BIMSTEC

Sri Lanka is keen to move ahead in the SAARC process as it wants greater connectivity with other countries and seamless trading between the member-countries.
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India, Pakistan need to move on for sake of SAARC, BIMSTEC no alternative: Nepal envoy

The SAARC Summit has been on hold since 2016, when India and 5 other nations boycotted it after the Uri attack on an Army camp. Nepal never boycotted the summit.
Union minister S. Jaishankar. | ANI Photos

SAARC has ‘issues’, so India will look towards BIMSTEC: New foreign minister Jaishankar

At a summit, Jaishankar speaks about the challenge of project implementation for India, US-China trade war and multilateral institutions.

Time for Modi govt to mean business with BIMSTEC. Regional cooperation can’t wait for Pakistan

India’s economic defensiveness isn’t surprising given that its focus on connectivity is driven by the objective to respond to China’s Belt and Road.
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The intellectual force of Arun Jaitley will be missed in new Modi cabinet

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India-Pakistan tensions over Pulwama won’t affect SAU admissions, says university

South Asian University, the Delhi-based institute conceptualised as a solidarity initiative by 8 SAARC nations, has test centres in Peshawar, Karachi and Lahore.
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India-Pakistan trade war expected to push smuggling & business through Dubai

India’s withdrawal of MFN status and hike in import duties could increase smuggling & informal trade through Dubai may also jump.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi |Atul Yadav/PTI

Will invite PM Modi for SAARC summit, says Pakistan foreign office

India boycotted the 2016 SAARC summit, which was to be held in Islamabad, after an army camp in Uri was attacked. India blamed Pakistan for the attack.

On Camera

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat speaks at the book release of 'Gandhi Ko Samajhney Ka Yahi Samay' in New Delhi on 17 February 2020 | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Listen to Mohan Bhagwat’s Dussehra speech. You won’t say RSS lacks intellectual bandwidth

Mainstream Indian media used to denigrate and ridicule RSS. But it is now publishing its chief Mohan Bhagwat’s statements as front-page news.

Iraq PM Mustafa al-Kadhimi bets big on economic reforms

Kadhimi's govt is pushing a soup-to-nuts overhaul in the next three to five years. The path of least resistance would have been to wait until the general election next summer.

Defence

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh meets his US counterpart Mark Esper at his office in South Block Monday | Twitter | @rajnathsingh

India & US agree on deeper cooperation in Indo-Pacific as Rajnath meets Mark Esper

The hour-long meeting between Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and his US counterpart Mark Esper came a day before the bilateral 2+2 ministerial dialogue in Delhi.
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Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.