India Attends Key Meeting Of BIMSTEC

News: India has attended a Senior Officials Meeting(SOM) of BIMSTEC under the chairmanship of Sri Lanka to discuss ways to deepen cooperation among the member nations and holding of the next summit of the grouping. Facts: Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC): It is a regional organization founded in 1997… Continue reading India Attends Key Meeting Of BIMSTEC

International Search and Rescue Advisory Group(INSARAG)

News:The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has organized the second BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise as per the International Search & Rescue Advisory Group(INSARAG) guidelines for familiarization & exercise purposes. Facts: About INSARAG: The International Search and Rescue Advisory Group(INSARAG) was established in 1991. It is a network of disaster-prone and disaster-responding countries and organizations dedicated… Continue reading International Search and Rescue Advisory Group(INSARAG)

BIMSTEC conference on drug trafficking

News:India is hosting the first-ever BIMSTEC nations conference on combating drug trafficking in New Delhi. Facts: About the conference: The conference has been organised by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB). Aim:To provide an opportunity to all the member nations to deliberate on the increased threats posed by drug trafficking and the collective steps that were… Continue reading BIMSTEC conference on drug trafficking

BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise

News:National Disaster Response Force(NDRF) will host the second Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation Disaster Management Exercise(BIMSTEC- DMEx) in Odisha. Facts: About the exercise: The aim of the exercise is to test the existing emergency procedures for notification, preparedness and emergency response, during a major natural disaster. Theme:A cultural heritage site… Continue reading BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise

First ever ‘BIMSTEC Ports’ Conclave’

News: The first ever ‘BIMSTEC Ports’ Conclave’ will be held at Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh on   7-8 November 2019. Facts: About BIMSTEC Ports’ Conclave’: The conclave is expected to explore the possibility of increasing economic cooperation by furthering EXIM trade and coastal shipping.  It will also discuss on various investment opportunities, best practices adopted for… Continue reading First ever ‘BIMSTEC Ports’ Conclave’

Can’t promote Bimstec at the cost of Saarc: Nepal

Nepal ambassador to India has said that BIMSTEC cannot be a substitute for SAARC. The ambassador has also said that SAARC had nothing to do with bilateral disputes and that the region cannot grow rapidly without cooperation among South Asian nations. The debate whether BIMSTEC can be an alternative to SAARC or not started in… Continue reading Can’t promote Bimstec at the cost of Saarc: Nepal

BIMSTEC heads invited to PM’s swearing-in

India has invited leaders of BIMSTEC member countries to attend the swearing-in of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his council of ministers.This is in line with the India’s focus on its ‘Neighbourhood First’ policy. Further,the president of Kyrgyzstan who is the current Chair of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization and the Mauritius prime minister who was… Continue reading BIMSTEC heads invited to PM’s swearing-in