The Dragon Gatecrash at SAARC Can’t be Ignored

By G Parthasarathy Thirty years after SAARC was formed, South Asia lacks any meaningful economic integration. In India’s engagement with ASEAN, however, trade and economic ties are booming, with bilateral trade set to exceed $100 billion soon. The Kathmandu SAARC Summit reiterated this irrelevance of SAARC. Pakistan rejected proposals for

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China fields top Nepalese politicians, diplomats in a bid to enter SAARC

By Shubhajit Roy, Yubaraj Ghimire Not content with being an observer at SAARC, China has fielded top Nepalese politicians and diplomats to push for its membership at the eight-member grouping’s summit here. While China’s Deputy Foreign Minister Liu Zhen Min will lead the delegation to SAARC, the Asia Pacific Daily,

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