SAARC - updates

Rappler's latest stories on SAARC


India-Pakistan tensions threaten South Asia summit

Sep 28, 2016 - 4:05 PM

UPDATED India and 3 other countries pull out of a key South Asian summit following a deadly attack on an army base that New Delhi blames on a Pakistan based group

FROM LESS TENSE TIMES. This file photo taken on November 27, 2014 shows Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (2L) point a finger at Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif (2R) during the closing session of the 18th SAARC summit at City Hall in the Nepalese capital Kathmandu. Niranjan Shrestha/Pool/AFP

India woos neighbors as rifts open door to China

Nov 28, 2014 - 2:05 PM

The failure of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation SAARC to make any significant progress during a two day meeting underscores the scale of the challenge New Delhi faces

South Asia summit ends with little progress

Nov 27, 2014 - 9:26 PM

The prime minister of host country Nepal says the achievements of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation SAARC had fallen short

Ghani warns against Afghan 'proxy war' at South Asia summit

Nov 26, 2014 - 2:02 PM

UPDATED We will not allow our territory to be used against any of our neighbors But we will not permit anybody to conduct proxy wars on our soil either

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani (C) waves on his arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport to attend the 18th South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit in Kathmandu on November 25, 2014. Prakash Mathema/AFP

India-Pakistan tensions set to sour regional summit

Nov 24, 2014 - 11:04 AM

The region s first summit in 3 years follows some of the worst cross border violence in Kashmir in a decade and comes as NATO led troops prepare to pull out of Afghanistan

In this file photo, newly sworn-in Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (4th L) poses with South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) heads of states during his oath of office ceremony at the Presidential Palace in New Delhi on May 26, 2014. Prakash Singh/AFP

Wary of Chinese advances, India's Modi woos neighbors

Jun 13, 2014 - 3:39 PM

Observers say while China’s economic strength has grown substantially the Indian economy has slowed down affecting its ability to engage its neighbors