Bureaucracy and BIMSTEC

The fourth summit of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation, or BIMSTEC, has come to an end in Kathmandu with the release of a 14-point declaration in the presence of the leaders of the seven nations of the grouping. The Indian government would like coverage of the occasion to focus on the fact that the declaration specifically refers to counter-terror issues — which further drives in New Delhi’s point that BIMSTEC is an efficient counter to the generally ineffective South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation, or SAARC. Progress on.....

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