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  • Medical Diplomacy | India underlines its credentials as a responsible global leader Jun 16, 2020 09:54 AM IST

    Medical Diplomacy | India underlines its credentials as a responsible global leader

    India’s response to other countries’ needs during the COVID-19 pandemic becomes noteworthy when compared to ‘wolf warrior diplomacy’ exhibited by China

  • McAfee India names Rahul Arora as Sales Director for India, SAARC Apr 21, 2020 02:00 PM IST

    McAfee India names Rahul Arora as Sales Director for India, SAARC

    At McAfee, Arora will report to Sanjay Manohar, managing director, McAfee India.

  • India proposes online platform for SAARC to jointly combat coronavirus Mar 27, 2020 09:15 AM IST

    India proposes online platform for SAARC to jointly combat coronavirus

    India made the proposal at a video-conference of senior health officials of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries on Thursday.

  • Will soon announce our contribution to SAARC COVID-19 Emergency Fund: Sri Lanka Mar 23, 2020 12:25 PM IST

    Will soon announce our contribution to SAARC COVID-19 Emergency Fund: Sri Lanka

    In a video conference on forming a joint strategy to fight COVID-19 in the SAARC region, Prime Minister Modi on March 15 proposed the emergency fund with an initial offer of $10 million from India and asserted that the best way to deal with the coronavirus pandemic was by coming together, and not growing apart.

  • SAARC nations can together mitigate coronavirus impact: Dharmendra Pradhan Mar 19, 2020 08:06 AM IST

    SAARC nations can together mitigate coronavirus impact: Dharmendra Pradhan

    Making a strong pitch for SAARC nations to jointly combat the virus, Modi had on Sunday committed USD 10 million for the emergency fund, and asserted that the best way to deal with the pandemic was by coming together, and not growing apart.

  • KEC International bags Rs 1,047cr new orders across various business verticals Mar 18, 2020 11:20 AM IST

    KEC International bags Rs 1,047cr new orders across various business verticals

    The company has secured orders worth Rs 669 crore for transmission and distribution projects in India, South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries, Middle East and the Americas, KEC International said in a regulatory filing.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | PM Narendra Modi's action plan to combat COVID-19 with SAARC leaders lauded: USAIC Mar 16, 2020 03:55 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | PM Narendra Modi's action plan to combat COVID-19 with SAARC leaders lauded: USAIC

    In a video-conference of SAARC members on March 15, Prime Minister Modi proposed setting up a COVID-19 emergency fund with India committing $10 million initially for it, and asserted that the best way to deal with the pandemic was by coming together and not growing apart.

  • Covid-19 pandemic | An opportunity for SAARC to strengthen ties Mar 16, 2020 10:26 AM IST

    Covid-19 pandemic | An opportunity for SAARC to strengthen ties

    The 2015 Delhi Declaration on Public Health Challenges, adopted at the fifth meeting of SAARC health ministers, is an ideal blueprint to follow up if the nations join hands to flight the Coronavirus Covid-19.

  • Pak uses SAARC video conference on coronavirus to raise Kashmir, calls for lifting of 'lockdown' Mar 15, 2020 08:33 PM IST

    Pak uses SAARC video conference on coronavirus to raise Kashmir, calls for lifting of 'lockdown'

    The underlying message of the video conference was unitedly taking on the pandemic, but Pakistan used the occasion to raise Kashmir, with Mirza calling for the "lockdown" to be lifted in Jammu and Kashmir to deal with the coronavirus threat.

  • PM Modi proposes SAARC fund to tackle coronavirus, lays stress on joint efforts Mar 15, 2020 07:08 PM IST

    PM Modi proposes SAARC fund to tackle coronavirus, lays stress on joint efforts

    In a significant message, Modi asserted that it was important for the SAARC member countries to work together and said the region can best respond to the coronavirus pandemic by "coming together, not growing apart".

  • Will participate in SAARC video conference on coronavirus: Pak on PM Modi's proposal Mar 14, 2020 11:59 AM IST

    Will participate in SAARC video conference on coronavirus: Pak on PM Modi's proposal

    Prime Minister Modi reached out to the eight-member regional grouping on Friday and pitched for a video conference among the leaders of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) to chalk out a strong strategy to combat coronavirus outbreak.

  • Coronavirus Pandemic | SAARC leadership could chalk out strong strategy to fight COVID-19: Narendra Modi Mar 13, 2020 03:33 PM IST

    Coronavirus Pandemic | SAARC leadership could chalk out strong strategy to fight COVID-19: Narendra Modi

    "Our planet is battling the COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus. At various levels, governments and people are trying their best to combat it," Modi said on Twitter.

  • PM Modi urges SAARC countries to take effective steps to defeat scourge of terrorism and forces that support it Dec 09, 2019 08:32 AM IST

    PM Modi urges SAARC countries to take effective steps to defeat scourge of terrorism and forces that support it

    In a letter to the SAARC secretariat to mark the founding day of the bloc, the prime minister said all countries in the region should take effective steps to defeat the scourge of terrorism and the forces which support it.

  • RBI revises framework on currency swap arrangement for SAARC countries Nov 26, 2019 07:52 PM IST

    RBI revises framework on currency swap arrangement for SAARC countries

    Under the framework for 2019-22, the RBI will continue to offer a swap arrangement within the overall corpus of $2 billion.

  • Terror elimination precondition for cooperation in South Asia: S Jaishankar Sep 27, 2019 11:20 AM IST

    Terror elimination precondition for cooperation in South Asia: S Jaishankar

    Jaishankar said while regionalism has taken root in every corner of the world, if the South Asian region has lagged behind it is because the region does not have the normal trade and connectivity that other regions do.

  • SAARC is very critical link to promote Indian interests in Asia-Pacific: Salman Khurshid Jun 12, 2019 03:03 PM IST

    SAARC is very critical link to promote Indian interests in Asia-Pacific: Salman Khurshid

    India had invited SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) leaders for a similar event in 2014.

  • Unveiling Modi Govt 2.0: PM Modi, 57 ministers take oath; Maneka Gandhi, JP Nadda dropped May 30, 2019 10:23 PM IST

    Unveiling Modi Govt 2.0: PM Modi, 57 ministers take oath; Maneka Gandhi, JP Nadda dropped

    Arun Jaitley and Sushma Swaraj had earlier opted out of the government citing health reasons

  • Narendra Modi swearing-in ceremony: What does leaving out SAARC nations mean for Pakistan? May 29, 2019 08:21 PM IST

    Narendra Modi swearing-in ceremony: What does leaving out SAARC nations mean for Pakistan?

    In the aftermath of the Uri Attack, India had boycotted the SAARC summit, which was being organized in Islamabad in November 2016

  • Cabinet approves $400 million currency swap arrangement for SAARC nations Jan 23, 2019 05:55 PM IST

    Cabinet approves $400 million currency swap arrangement for SAARC nations

    The Reserve Bank will negotiate the operational details bilaterally with the central banks of the SAARC countries availing the Standby Swap, an official statement said.

  • Indian diplomat walks out of SAARC meeting in Pakistan over PoK minister's presence Dec 10, 2018 12:56 PM IST

    Indian diplomat walks out of SAARC meeting in Pakistan over PoK minister's presence

    Diplomat Shubham Singh, left the meeting to register India's protest over the presence of PoK minister Chaudhary Muhammad Saeed at the SAARC Chambers of Commerce and Industry meeting on the SAARC Charter Day in Islamabad on Sunday.

  • No talks, not to participate in SAARC unless Pakistan stops terror: Sushma Swaraj Nov 28, 2018 01:44 PM IST

    No talks, not to participate in SAARC unless Pakistan stops terror: Sushma Swaraj

    "Unless and until Pakistan stops terrorist activities in India there will be no dialogue and we will not participate in SAARC," Swaraj told a press conference here.

  • Sushma Swaraj leaves SAARC foreign ministers meeting mid-way Sep 28, 2018 11:32 AM IST

    Sushma Swaraj leaves SAARC foreign ministers meeting mid-way

    Swaraj attended the Informal Meeting of the SAARC Council of Ministers held here on the margins of the 73rd UN General Assembly and chaired by Foreign Minister of Nepal Pradeep Kumar Gyawali on Thursday.

  • Terrorism single largest threat to peace in South Asia: Sushma Swaraj Sep 28, 2018 09:55 AM IST

    Terrorism single largest threat to peace in South Asia: Sushma Swaraj

    Addressing a meeting, also attended by her Pakistani counterpart Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Swaraj emphasised that regional cooperation can only be successful if it meets the expectations of the people.

  • Atal Bihari Vajpayee's funeral: Leaders from SAARC countries, including Pakistan, in attendance Aug 17, 2018 07:33 PM IST

    Atal Bihari Vajpayee's funeral: Leaders from SAARC countries, including Pakistan, in attendance

    Vajpayee's foster daughter Namita Kaul Bhattacharya lit the pyre as cries of "Atal Bihari Amar Rahe" reverberated.

  • K P Sharma Oli speaks to Indian, Pakistan PMs to resume stalled SAARC process Apr 23, 2018 07:24 PM IST

    K P Sharma Oli speaks to Indian, Pakistan PMs to resume stalled SAARC process

    Unveiling a book titled 'Effectiveness of SAARC and Regional Conference' at a function organised by the Federal Parliament Secretariat here yesterday, Prime Minister Oli said that building friendly relations based on mutual understanding, cooperation and collaboration among SAARC member states was essential for maintaining peace and prosperity in the region.

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