Lack of concurrence has been cited by the sources as the reason behind the cancellation as India along with some other members expressed dissent to the proposal.
China offers help on one hand but arranges a SAARC meet minus India on the pandemic on the other
A study published in the journal PNAS, conducted lab tests to assess the potential threat from SADS-CoV to people, and found that the virus efficiently replicates in human liver and gut cells, as well as airway cells.
India has been maintaining that the initiatives taken under extraordinary circumstances are focused on jointly dealing with the pandemic without being bounded by any procedural formalities.
PM Modi said a step-by-step approach helped avoid panic and India made special efforts to reach out to vulnerable groups.
PM Modi reached out to the SAARC members and pitched for a video conference to chalk out a strategy to combat Coronavirus outbreak.
In a letter to the SAARC secretariat on the 35th anniversary of the grouping's founding, the prime minister said all countries in the region should take effective steps to defeat the scourge of terrorism and the forces which support it.
Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi kept away from the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation Foreign Ministers meeting as Jaishankar was giving his address.
A demand slowdown in India can be corrected by giving our manufacturers easier access to the markets of Pakistan and Bangladesh. The quality and pricing of Indian goods will make them very attractive to consumers in both nations.
Pakistan is a member of the eight-nation South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation (SAARC) grouping along with India, Afghanistan, Bhutan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Maldives.
SAARC Summits are usually held biennially hosted by a member state in alphabetical order. The member state hosting the summit assumes the Chair of the Association. The last SAARC Summit in 2014 was held in Kathmandu, which was attended by Modi.
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