BIMSTEC
Indo-Bangladesh Bilateral Dialogue

A three member Bangladesh delegation led by former foreign secretary Chowdhury highlighted several of the positive developments along with the outstanding issues that remain between the two neighbours. Views on issues of connectivity corridors,...

BIMSTEC Think Tank Dialogue on Regional Security - Conference Proceedings

The Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) is a regional organisation comprising seven littorals of the Bay of Bengal (BoB). The BoB not only connects these nations but binds them together by common...

BIMSTEC Think Tanks Dialogue on Regional Security

The first BIMSTEC Think Tanks Dialogue on Regional Security was held at the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) on 13-14 November 2018. Delegates from Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, Sri Lanka and BIMSTEC Secretariat...

Is BIMSTEC Finding due Attention?

Conceived and formed in 1997 at Bangkok initially as a grouping of Bay of Bengal littoral countries, the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) grouping has expanded to include hinterland countries...

BIMSTEC – The Rubik’s Cube

On August 30-31, the seven-member Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) held its 4th Summit at Kathmandu within a span of over two decades. Many observers had begun to cast a shadow of doubt on its...

BIMSTEC: Poised to make Progress?

India’s commitment towards establishing regional connectivity has been reiterated once again at the Bay of Bengal initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) Summit held at Kathmandu on August 30-31, 2018. According...

Emerging Structure of Maritime Security in the Bay of Bengal

.... Traditionally, security at sea has been theorised and interpreted rooted in traditional realist or liberalist theories. In the realist interpretation, the seas are the plains on which superpower, or regional power rivalry, takes place, whereas...

Securitization of BIMSTEC can protect the Blue Economy of Bay of Bengal

The riches of the Ocean rival the wealthiest economies of the world. According to an estimate made by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) the ocean assets can be valued at 24 trillion USD with an annual turnover in goods and services of around 2.5...

Round Table Discussion on Bay of Bengal

Keeping Conflicts at Bay - Need for Bay of Bengal Community In today’s geopolitical landscape, regions are the locus of competition, conflict and cooperation. The Indian Ocean Region (IOR) is too diverse and large to always comprehend holistically....

Visit of Bangladesh Enterprises Institute (BEI) Delegation to the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF)

A high –powered delegation from Bangladesh Enterprise Institute (BEI) led by its President, Ambassador Farooq Sobhan, visited the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) on the 1st of February 2017. The delegation included Amb. M. Humayun Kabir...

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