BIMSTEC
The Institutionalisation of BIMSTEC

BIMSTEC connects two regions-South Asia and Southeast Asia. It was created to fill the gaps left by the dysfunctionality of SAARC. In the current geopolitics, it is important for it to be functional and institutionalised. Dr. Sreeradha Datta has take....

BIMSTEC in a Changing World

In the current geopolitics, the Indo-Pacific region has gained significance. Within this, BIMSTEC as a sub-regional organisation has an imminent place, as it connects two regions-South Asia and Southeast Asia. Dr. Sreeradha Datta has taken the initia....

BIMSTEC: Present and Future Perspectives

In the current geopolitics, the Indo-Pacific region has gained significance. Within this, BIMSTEC as a sub-regional organisation has an imminent place, as it connects two regions-South Asia and Southeast Asia. Dr. Sreeradha Datta has taken the initia....

Foreign Secretary’s talk on Global Rebalancing and India's Foreign Policy, Vivekananda International Foundation (June 30, 2021)

Good evening. I would like to thank my senior colleague and friend Arvind Gupta, Director of the Vivekananda International Foundation, for inviting me to deliver today’s VIMARSH Talk. Let me begin by referring to something that our host for t....

India and the BIMSTEC FTA Proposal: Need for a Rethink

Over the last two decades, the world economy has undergone a sea change. From technology to politics; very few things remain the same. But, BIMSTEC Free Trade Agreement (FTA) continues to be where it was. Mooted in 1998, it is still under discussion.....

Bilateral Meeting Vivekananda International Foundation (India) & the Pathfinder Foundation (Sri Lanka)

On 17 August 2020, the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organised a bilateral meeting in collaboration with the Pathfinder Foundation (Sri Lanka) on “India - Sri Lanka relations”. Dr Arvind Gupta - Director of the VIF, welcomed the part....

COVID-19: Time to Focus on Illegal Trade in Wildlife

Scientists and experts are still uncertain about the source of the SARS-CoV-2 virus (COVID-19). Some of the possible suspected species connected with the virus are horseshoe bats that are known to host disease causing pathogens; pangolin the most tr....

BIMSTEC Should Address the Common COVID19 Crises: Preparatory Mechanisms need to be put in Place

As the numbers of confirmed cases affected by Corona virus keeps rising in India and elsewhere, the fears and apprehensions surrounding it have multiplied over the past few weeks. While the dissemination of information through health and medical sect....

Sea of Collective Destiny: Bay of Bengal and BIMSTEC

BIMSTEC has evolved as an important multilateral institution around the geography of Bay of Bengal. Its significance has been spurred by regional governments who are proactively engaging to make BIMSTEC a vibrant institution. This book argues for pro....

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