Reviving BIMSTEC as alternative to SAARC will only stunt it

This Thursday and Friday, Kathmandu is hosting the fourth summit of the Bay of Bengal Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) involving heads of state/government from its seven member nations, namely Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Thailand. The fact that the group’s first summit, as BIST-EC (Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, Thailand Economic […]