SAARC countries less Pakistan have committed to contributing to the SAARC COVID 19 Fund proposed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
India reportedly agrees not to refer to COVID 19 as China Virus, indicating a balanced response in the ongoing geopolitical controversy over the issue between the United States and China
Except for the severe epidemic situation in Iran along the “Belt and Road”, there are less confirmed cases in most countries and are basically controllable.
In case of a community spread the challenge for South Asia will be a significant health emergency given the relatively limited resources of health care available.
Ministry of External Affairs summarized the outcome of the Video Conference of Leaders of SAARC Countries
Despite risk of Pakistan’s Establishment – Army and ISI scuttling the move, Prime Minister Modi’s initiative to possibly revive SAARC has become imperative given economic challenges
In a landmark initiative Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted calling for leaders of SAARC nations to chalk out strategy to fight Coronavirus, even as the organization has been moribund since 2016
In Security Risks estimates published on 04 Feb a month before the ADB report it was estimated that Maldives is likely to face a major impact of Corona virus due to fall in tourism.
President Gothbaya Rajapaksa dissolved parliament on 02 March setting into motion process of elections for consolidation of power between Presidency and parliament,
Sri Lanka’s foreign minister Dinesh Gunawardena informed the 43rd session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) meeting at Geneva that Sri Lanka was withdrawing from co-sponsorship of the UNHRC Resolution
Southern Expressway to connect Hambantota harbor and Mattala International airport to Colombo Opened
Sri Lankan military developed own asymmetric warfare when LTTE terrorists were using asymmetric warfare tactics, Defence Secretary to Zambian Delegation
Sri Lanka Defense Secretary Raises Concerns over Continued LTTE ideology, though Sri Lankan military completely defeated LTTE terrorism militarily
World seemed like a dangerous place when Crisis Group started producing a monthly conflict tracker, CrisisWatch, a couple of years into the new millennium apparent that, sense of foreboding back then was understated.
Defence Minister’s Review of Defence Ship Yards, DPSU engaged in shipbuilding GRSE, GSL, MDL, HSL.
INS Jamuna progresses joint Hydrographic Operations off Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka arrests four Maldivians under strengthened Anti-Terrorism Laws, large number of Maldives citizens migrated to Syria to join ISIS as per National Counter Terrorism Centre
Increasing Pak Military High Level Visits to Sri Lanka, strengthening intelligence sharing with Sri Lanka as two Indian Ocean nations share common threats, challenges due to terrorism
Addressing the august gathering, Shri Shah called illicit drug trade a global menace and said that it is a burning global issue that plagues every Nation, especially the Bay of Bengal littoral States.
India is increasingly focusing on the BIMSTEC for regional multilateral cooperation given the moribund state of the South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation (SAARC).
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