The Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) is an international organisation of seven nations of South Asia and South East Asia, housing 1.5 billion people and having a combined gross domestic product of $3.5 trillion (2018). The BIMSTEC member states—Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Nepal and Bhutan —are among the countries dependent on the Bay of Bengal.
Prime Minister Modi talked about India's growing security and economic links with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), BIMSTEC, RCEP and other key issues related to India's role globally.. DNA - Published
Nepal ambassador to India Nilambar Acharya said that Bimstec, which India is looking to shore up, cannot be a substitute for Saarc. The ambassador also said that Saarc had nothing to do with bilateral.. IndiaTimes - Published
In his first public remarks after he became the surprise choice for the MEA portfolio, Jaishankar defended Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s invitation to Bimstec leaders for his swearing-in, saying.. IndiaTimes - Published
Foreign minister S Jaishankar on Thursday drew a comparison between the two regional groups SAARC and BIMSTEC, explaining that the former has "certain problems" while the latter has "possibility"... IndiaTimes - Published
Nepal prime minister K P Oli has extended an invitation to his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi for a visit to his country and strengthen bilateral relations through regular exchange of visits. Oli was.. IndiaTimes - Published