SAARC SUMMIT

  • Nepal to host 18th SAARC Summit in Katmandu March 28, 2014

    Nepal will hold the 18th SAARC Summit in Katmandu on November 14, the third time the country is hosting the event since the establishment of eight-member regional grouping in 1985. A cabinet meeting headed by Prime Minister Sushil Koirala on Friday decided to hold the summit on November 14 and directed...
  • Fresh oil subsidies could aggravate inflation: PM November 13, 2011

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has said that any fresh subsidies for oil marketing companies to bring down fuel prices would only increase the government's budgetary burden, which eventually could aggravate the inflationary pressures even further. "If the (fuel) prices go up, we have to either raise domestic prices or...
  • TWTW: Cyrus' take on the SAARC meet between PM, Gilani November 13, 2011

    This week on The Week That Wasn't, Cyrus Broacha brings the funny side to the SAARC Summit and TMC's demand for a rollback in fuel prices. ...
  • PM firm on fuel hike, says subsidies unsustainable November 13, 2011

    On Board Air India One: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh returned from Maldives on Saturday night where he attended the SAARC Summit and held a bilateral meeting with his Pakistani counterpart Yousuf Raza Gilani. The Prime Minister stood firm on the issue of the petrol hike, saying subsidies are already unsustainable. "One...
  • Saarc Special: Have India, Pak moved beyond 26/11? November 12, 2011

    Suhasini Haidar: Hello and welcome to this special edition of Worldview with me Suhasini Haidar, coming to you from the Maldives where the entire South Asian leadership has gathered for the SAARC summit. Ahead on the show we will be taking closer look at some of the important meetings specially...
  • India, Pakistan trade ties encouraging: US November 12, 2011

    Addu (Maldives): Recent measures to normalise trade between India and Pakistan are encouraging signs towards the realisation of a 'new silk road' connecting south and central Asia, a US official said on Friday. Robert O Blake the Assistant Secretary of State for Southern and Central Asian Affairs said that the...
  • India rejected so China built SL ports: Rajapaksa November 11, 2011

    In an exclusive interview with CNNIBN, Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse said India is the most preferred investor. ...
  • Pak Army backs talks with India: Musharraf November 11, 2011

    Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf says the current talks between India and Pakistan have the backing of the Army. ...
  • New chapter in IndoPak ties as PMGilani meet November 11, 2011

    Maldives: India and Pakistan have declared a new chapter in their relationship, after the Prime Ministers of the two countries met on the sidelines of the SAARC Summit. Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh called Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani a man of peace, although there was no breakthrough on...
  • Has the post 26/11 trust deficit between India, Pak reduced? November 10, 2011

    Both Manmohan Singh and Gilani vowed to open 'a new chapter' in bilateral ties by putting accusations and counteraccusations to an end. ...
  • Saarc Special: Have IndiaPak moved beyond 26/11? November 10, 2011

    Suhasini Haidar: Hello and welcome to this special edition of Worldview with me Suhasini Haidar, coming to you from the Maldives where the entire South Asian leadership has gathered for the SAARC summit. Ahead on the show we will be taking closer look at some of the important meetings specially...
  • Terror and trade dominate SinghGilani talks November 10, 2011

    Addu (Maldives): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh met his Pakistani counterpart Yousuf Raza Gilani on the sidelines of the SAARC summit on Thursday. Sources say terror and trade dominated the bilateral talks between the leaders on both the nations. According to sources, Gilani made a strong pitch for Singh's visit to Pakistan....
  • PM, Gilani meet to discuss bilateral relations November 10, 2011

    Addu: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday met his Pakistani counterpart Yousuf Raza Gilani in Addu to give a push to normalisation of bilateral relations marked by "shrinking" trust deficit. The meeting on the sidelines of the 17th SAARC summit comes a week after Pakistan took a pathbreaking decision to confer...
  • SAARC: MFN on agenda when Manmohan, Gilani meet November 10, 2011

    Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Pakistani counterpart Yousuf Raza Gilani are expected to discuss the Most Favoured Nation status and growing trade when they meet on the sideline of the SAARC summit on Thursday. ...
  • PM, Gilani to discuss Afghanistan reconstruction November 10, 2011

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Pakistan's Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani are to meet on the sidelines of the SAARC summit to discuss the reconstruction of Afghanistan. ...
  • Can India, Pak convert thaw into friendship? November 10, 2011

    Addu: As Prime Minister Manmohan Singh meets Pakistan's Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani on the sidelines of the SAARC summit in Maldives on Thursday, the atmospherics seem right. External Affairs Minister SM Krishna on Wednesday said "animosity is in the past" and Pakistan's Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar had said...
  • PM arrives in Maldives for SAARC Summit November 9, 2011

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrived on Wednesday on a fourday visit to Maldives during which he will attend the SAARC Summit and have a meeting with his Pakistani counterpart Yousuf Raza Gilani. ...
  • Krishna, Khar meet on positive note in Maldives November 9, 2011

    Addu: India and Pakistan on Wednesday acknowledged that the trust deficit between them was "shrinking" and termed terrorism as a threat to both countries. The common acknowledgement came as External Affairs Minister SM Krishna met his Pakistani counterpart Hina Rabbani Khar, a day before the meeting of the prime ministers of...
  • Trust deficit with Pakistan shrinking: Krishna November 9, 2011

    Onboard Special Aircraft: Striking a positive note ahead of the IndoPak Prime Ministerial meeting, India on Wednesday said the trust deficit with its neighbour was "shrinking" and there was a very positive atmosphere. Talking to reporters on his way to Maldives to attend the SAARC summit, External Affairs Minister SM Krishna...
  • PM to meet Gilani at SAARC summit in Maldives November 9, 2011

    Addu: The Maldivian island of Addu is the latest exotic location for a meeting between the Indian and Pakistani leadership. Yet as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh prepares to meet Pakistan's Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani ahead of the SAARC summit, the challenge is no longer getting talks back on track,...
  • India, Pak Foreign Secretaries meet in Maldives November 8, 2011

    Gan (Maldives): Ahead of the bilateral meeting between the Prime Ministers of India and Pakistan, their foreign secretaries met on Tuesday and agreed that "stable, normal and predictable" bilateral ties were in their interest and the region. Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai met his Pakistani counterpart Salman Bashir as officials from the...
  • PM to leave for Maldives to attend SAARC Summit November 8, 2011

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh leaves on Wednesday on a 4day visit to Maldives to attend the SAARC Summit on the margins of which he will meet his Pakistani counterpart Yousuf Raza Gilani. Singh, who is accompanied by External Affairs Minister S M Krishna, National Security Advisor Shivshankar Menon and...
  • India, Pak agree to share intelligence report June 26, 2010

    Islamabad: On a twoday visit to Pakistan to attend the SAARC summit, Indian Home Minister P Chidambaram held crucial meetings with his Pakistani counterpart Rehman Malik and Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi here. Coming out of denial, Pakistan said Saturday that it will act against the Taliban and terror groups based...
  • Did India gain anything from Thimphu talks? April 29, 2010

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Pakistani counterpart Yousuf Raza Gilani had "very good talks" in Bhutan's capital and agreed that relations between them should be normalised, said Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao on Thursday. ...
  • Thimphu talks a big push for IndoPak ties April 29, 2010

    Thimphu: Prime minister of India Manmohan Singh met his Pakistani counterpart Yousuf Raza Gilani on the sidelines of the SAARC Summit in Thimphu on Thursday for the first time since the controversial meeting at SharmelSheikh. Though there was no major breakthrough, no joint statements but the two sides agreed to...
  • India, Pak agree on talks as the way forward April 29, 2010

    Thimpu: A new start, but only just. As Prime Minister Manmohan Singh sat down for nearly an hour with the Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani in Thimphu, Bhutan on the sidelines of the SAARC summit, the two men agreed to restart the bilateral dialogue at the political level. Foreign...
  • Stalemate between India and Pak broken: Qureshi April 29, 2010

    Thimphu: The stalemate between India and Pakistan has been broken after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh met Yousuf Raza Gilani in Thimphu, claimed Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi. Qureshi was talking to CNNIBN's Suhasini Haidar after Singh and Gilani met. ...
  • India, Pak PMs hold 'free, frank, positive' talks April 29, 2010

    Thimphu: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Pakistani counterpart Yousuf Raza Gilani had "very good talks" in Bhutan's capital and agreed that relations between them should be normalised, said Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao on Thursday. "The Prime Ministers held very good talks in a free and frank manner. They agreed that...
  • PM meets Gilani, holds oneonone talks April 29, 2010

    New Delhi: India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Pakistani counterpart Yusuf Raza Gilani held their first formal talks in Thimpu on the sidelines of the SAARC summit here on Thursday since July last year. India is pressing for credible action against the 26/11 masterminds, shutting down of terror infrastraucture,...
  • Can Pak deliver on India's terror concerns? April 29, 2010

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Pakistani Premier Yousaf Raza Gilani will meet in Thimphu Bhutan on the sidelines of the SAARC summit on Thursday. ...