SAARC
Neighborhood News Digest – 09 January 2023

Bangladesh
US to keep working with Bangladesh in different areas: Biden – New Age
United States president Joe Biden has said that his country acknowledges their enduring partnership with Dhaka and termed Bangladesh’s economic ....

VIF Neighbourhood News Digest - December 13, 2022

Afghanistan
'No Alternative' for Dialogue With Kabul: Norwegian FM: Tolo News
Norway's foreign minister Anniken Huitfeldt said that there is no alternative to dialogues and that there is a need to talk with “those in power i....

‘Round Table Discussion: India's Economic Engagement within its Neighbourhood’

On the 13th of June, 2022, The Vivekananda International Foundation organised a round table discussion on 'India's Economic Engagement within its Neighbourhood'. The session began with Dr Arvind Gupta's brief remarks on the nature and extent of India....

Nepal’s Afghanistan Policy is gradually Acquiring Some Shape

When the Taliban captured the Afghan capital Kabul on August 15, Nepal was completely unprepared to face the unexpected situation that unfolded in the South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation (SAARC) member. With the Taliban rapidly advan....

India’s Vaccine Maitri- A Unique Friendship by Jabs

It is very well known that India, in its world view and foreign policy outreach pays great attention to “Share and Care” approach. Despite limitation of resources India continues to provide assistance in capacity building and human resource devel....

India’s Goods & Services Tax and the Neighbourhood

In July 2017, when the Narendra Modi government introduced goods and services tax (GST), there was strong apprehension among some smaller neighbours that it would act as a barrier to shore up their exports to India. The apprehensions were baseless as....

Can SAARC be made Effective?

The world at large including South Asia is already facing the devastating effects of Covid-19. This region already burdened with its teeming populations, uneven layers of growth and governance issues, all of which has got exacerbated with this crisis....

Round Table Discussion on ‘Post COVID-19: India and the Neighbourhood’

Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organised a Round Table Discussion (RTD) on ‘Post COVID-19: India and the Neighbourhood’ on 11 May 2020. Amb Satish Chandra, Vice Chairman VIF, delivered the opening remarks followed with presentations b....

बिम्सटेक को आम COVID-19 संकट का समाधान करना चाहिए: प्रारंभिक तंत्र को अब लागू किए जाने की आवश्यकता है

कोरोना वायरस से प्रभावित मामलों की संख्या भारत और अन्य जगहों पर बढ़ रही है, बीते कुछ हफ्तों में ....

BIMSTEC Should Address the Common COVID19 Crises: Preparatory Mechanisms need to be put in Place

As the numbers of confirmed cases affected by Corona virus keeps rising in India and elsewhere, the fears and apprehensions surrounding it have multiplied over the past few weeks. While the dissemination of information through health and medical sect....

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