The birth of the Sounth Asian Asoociation For Regional Co-oparation in 1985 marked a new beginning for the seven South Asian countries- India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka and Maldives. Foe the first time these countries mad an institutionalized effort to forge multilateral co-operation among them. But, even after 20 years of existence of the SAARC, the leaders of the South Asian countries are usually much more comfortable in dealing with the countries outside the region than they are woth themselves, and for the past for them remains the present.
About Author :
Anasua Basu Ray Chaudhury is an ICSSR Fellow at the Centre for the study of Developing Socities. She is a PhD in International Relations from Jadavpur University, Kolkata. Dr Basu Ray Chaudhary received the Kodikara award from the Regional Centre for Strategic Studies, Colombo in 1988-99 and worked on The Energy Crisis and Sub-regional Co-operation in South Asia subsequently published as Policy Studies by the RCSS in 2000.
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