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No Consensus On Holding SAARC Summit, India Says Days After Pakistan Offers Venue

Jan 07, 2022 PTI

Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Monday said Islamabad was ready to host the SAARC summit and that India could attend it virtually if it does not want to participate in-person.

SAARC Summit Stands Cancelled As Pakistan Insists On Taliban's Participation

Sep 22, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Lack of concurrence has been cited by the sources as the reason behind the cancellation as India along with some other members expressed dissent to the proposal.

Is China Sending Out Mixed Signals To India?

China offers help on one hand but arranges a SAARC meet minus India on the pandemic on the other

Scientists Reveal Potential Threat Of Swine Coronavirus From Animals To Human

Oct 14, 2020 PTI

A study published in the journal PNAS, conducted lab tests to assess the potential threat from SADS-CoV to people, and found that the virus efficiently replicates in human liver and gut cells, as well as airway cells.

As India Takes Over SAARC Leadership Role, Pakistan Cries Fowl; New Delhi Counters

India has been maintaining that the initiatives taken under extraordinary circumstances are focused on jointly dealing with the pandemic without being bounded by any procedural formalities.

15 March, 2020

At SAARC Video Conference, PM Modi Calls For Joint Strategy To Combat Coronavirus


PM Modi said a step-by-step approach helped avoid panic and India made special efforts to reach out to vulnerable groups.

14 March, 2020

'Will Be Available': Pakistan After PM Modi Proposes SAARC Video Conference On Coronavirus


PM Modi reached out to the SAARC members and pitched for a video conference to chalk out a strategy to combat Coronavirus outbreak.

08 December, 2019

India's SAARC Collaboration Efforts Challenged With Acts Of Terror: PM Modi


In a letter to the SAARC secretariat on the 35th anniversary of the grouping's founding, 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.

27 September, 2019

'Won't Sit With Murderer Of Kashmiris': Pak Boycotts Jaishankar's SAARC Speech

Outlook Web Bureau

Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi kept away from the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation Foreign Ministers meeting as Jaishankar was giving his address.

15 September, 2019

An EU-Like Arrangement With SAARC Nations Could Reinvigorate India's Economic Prospects

Aakar Patel

A demand slowdown in India can be corrected by giving our manufacturers easier access to the markets of Pakistan and Bangladesh. The quality and pricing of Indian goods will make them very attractive to consumers in both nations.

06 June, 2019

SAARC Has Problems, And I Think We Know: S Jaishankar Hints At Pakistan

Outlook Web Bureau

Pakistan is a member of the eight-nation South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation (SAARC) grouping along with India, Afghanistan, Bhutan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Maldives.


27 November, 2018

PM Modi To Be Invited For SAARC Summit, Says Pak Foreign Office

Outlook Web Bureau

SAARC Summits are usually held biennially hosted by a member state in alphabetical order. The member state hosting the summit assumes the Chair of the Association. The last SAARC Summit in 2014 was held in Kathmandu, which was attended by Modi.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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