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India seeks to bolster ties, trade at SAARC

Leaders of the eight South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation countries are meeting for the first time since the election of a new government in New Delhi

Mr Modi (centre left) and his Nepalese counterpart Sushil Koirala at a ceremony on Tuesday to donate a helicopter to the Nepalese government.


SOUTH Asian leaders met in Kathmandu on Wednesday with regional superpower India seeking to boost trade and reinvigorate ties in the face of growing Chinese influence in its backyard, hampered by its bitter rivalry with Pakistan.

The leaders of the eight South Asian