The SAARC Development Fund (SDF) is in advanced-level talks with the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) for co-financing four cross-border infrastructure projects across the region, a move set to lay the ground for the body becoming a regional development bank in the near future.
Thimpu-based SAARC Development Fund will soon be launching a social enterprise development programme (SEDP) to fund 80 entities annually across the 8-member states including India, said SDF CEO Sunil Motiwal.
SAARC nations should take benefit of India’s growth rate of 7-7.5 per cent through increased economic cooperation, and by enhancing the geographical connectivity amongst themselves, Indian Ambassador to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri said on Saturday.
PM Narendra Modi on Friday congratulated the team of scientists for the successful launch of the GSAT-9. The GSAT-9 had taken off earlier today from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota at 4:57 PM.
ISRO launched PM Narendra Modi’s ‘priceless gift’ satellite today. The satellite built by India Space Research Organisation is not only aimed to boost the ‘neighbourhood first’ policy but also make new inroads to global space diplomacy