SAARC Summit

Pakistan's proposal for SAARC leaders summit in Islamabad fails to get backing

The plans to hold the summit in Islamabad was on the agenda of the SAARC foreign ministers virtual meet on Thursday.

Sep 25, 2020, 01:49 AM IST

India snubs Pakistan, rejects invitation to PM Modi for SAARC summit

Sources say that India is unlikely to change its stance on the issue and has said that its position on the summit is the same as before.

Nov 28, 2018, 11:22 AM IST

PM Modi will be invited to attend Saarc summit: Pakistan Foreign Office

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be invited to attend the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) summit which is to be held in Islamabad, reported Dawn quoting Pakistan Foreign Office.

Nov 27, 2018, 17:28 PM IST

India 'sabotaging' efforts to normalise relations: Pak

Asked about why the two countries could not resume talks in 2016, Nafees Zakaria alleged that India was using "flimsiest of reasons to avoid talks".

Dec 16, 2016, 16:15 PM IST

Sartaj Aziz to visit India for regional meeting in Afghanistan

Sartaj Aziz, Prime Minister's Advisor on Foreign Affairs, said that he would travel to India to attend the Heart of Asia Conference in December, asserting that his visit could be a "good opportunity" to "defuse the tension" between India and Pakistan.

Nov 16, 2016, 11:34 AM IST

SAARC summit boycott will bring positive result: Afghanistan

India and four other SAARC members - Bangladesh, Bhutan, Afghanistan and Sri Lanka - pulled out of the November summit, indirectly blaming Pakistan for creating an environment not conducive for successful holding of the meet.

Oct 14, 2016, 17:31 PM IST

Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina tears into Pakistan, calls it a 'defeated force'

Nepal on Sunday regretted that the regional environment was "not conducive" to host the next SAARC summit.

Oct 02, 2016, 20:50 PM IST

Pakistan postpones SAARC Summit after five member states pull out, new dates to be announced soon

Pakistan on Friday postponed the SAARC Summit to be held in October after India along with four other member states of the regional grouping decided against attending the meet.

Sep 30, 2016, 21:46 PM IST

SAARC summit: Pak completely isolated as Maldives joins four other nations to back India's stand

In a big diplomatic blow to Pakistan, after India, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Sri Lanka, Maldives on Friday became the sixth state to pull out of the 19th SAARC summit in Islamabad.

Sep 30, 2016, 16:51 PM IST

SAARC summit can't take place if even one member pulls out: Nepal

Nepal, the present Chair of the SAARC, said on Friday that the summit of the South Asian regional grouping cannot take place if even one member country notifies its inability to participate in the event.

Sep 30, 2016, 15:43 PM IST

India carries out surgical strike across LoC: Updates

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had warned that those responsible "would not go unpunished" for a September 18 attack on an Indian Army base at Uri that killed 18 soldiers. 

Sep 29, 2016, 23:35 PM IST

Five reasons why Pakistan is denying India’s surgical strikes across LoC

The reasons why Pakistan may not want to admit that India’s surgical strikes across LoC were successful is because Pakistan would never ever want to admit the success of the Indian Army.

Sep 29, 2016, 16:44 PM IST

Clear response given by targeting terror breeding centres: Amit Shah

Hailing the Army for its valour and Prime Minister Narendra Modi's leadership, BJP president Amit Shah on Thursday said this indicates a rise of "new India" as for the first time a clear response has been given to terrorists by targeting their "breeding centres".

Sep 29, 2016, 15:49 PM IST

Army's surgical strike against Pakistan is a birthday present for a very special Indian!

Pakistan has denied any surgical strike by India but admitted to the death of two soldiers in cross-LoC firing by Indian troops. 

Sep 29, 2016, 15:38 PM IST

Indian Army strikes across LoC, destroys Pakistan-sponsored terror launch pads

After the Uri attack, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said the attackers will not go "unpunished" and that the sacrifice of 18 jawans will not go in vain.

Sep 29, 2016, 12:21 PM IST

Mehbooba Mufti justifies PM's decision not to attend SAARC in Pak

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday justified Prime Minister Narendra Modi's decision of not attending the SAARC Summit in Pakistan, suggesting he could not travel there under the present circumstances.

Sep 28, 2016, 23:44 PM IST

Don't boycott Saarc Summit, hold it without Pakistan: Congress

The Congress on Wednesday demanded that instead of boycotting the Saarc Summit, it should be held without Pakistan and the neighbouring country must be isolated globally.

Sep 28, 2016, 21:10 PM IST

SAARC summit in Pakistan will have to be postponed, says India; Nepal urges for conducive environment

In another snub to Pakistan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday night decided not to attend the SAARC summit in Islamabad in November.

Sep 28, 2016, 19:08 PM IST

Big blow to Pakistan as SAARC Summit in Islamabad likely to be cancelled after India, 3 other countries boycott

India on Tuesday announced that it was pulling out of the Islamabad summit in the wake of the September 18 cross-border terror attack on an Indian Army base in Uri town.

Sep 28, 2016, 16:23 PM IST

Pakistan cornered; after India, now Bangladesh, Bhutan and Afghanistan pull out of SAARC Summit in Islamabad

The 19th SAARC Summit was scheduled to be held in Pakistan's capital Islamabad from November 9 to 10, 2016.

Sep 28, 2016, 09:07 AM IST