Jaishankar to arrive in Sri Lanka
March 1, 2015 01:55 pm
Indian Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar will today begin his South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) ‘Yatra’ with Bhutan as the first stop.
Jaishankar, who took over Jan 28, travels to Bangladesh on March 2, Pakistan on March 3 and Afghanistan the following day.
His schedule to the rest of the SAARC neighbours - Sri Lanka, Maldives and Nepal - will be announced later.
The schedule was announced days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted Feb 13 that Jaishankar would be leaving on a SAARC Yatra.
India can also be planning an electrical energy grid among the many SAARC nations. India and Bangladesh are already related with an influence grid. The grouping of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal (BBIN) had final month mentioned the scope for energy commerce and inter-grid connectivity.
-India TV news