Regional Integration in South Asia

Trends, Challenges and Prospects

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Regional Integration in South Asia: Trends, Challenges and Prospects presents an objective assessment of trade and economic co-operation among South Asian nations and highlights policy issues to foster regional integration. The analyses presented in this volume go beyond the usual discussions on trade-in-goods to provide insightful perspectives on potential new areas of co-operation, emerging challenges, and country-specific views on regional and bilateral trade co-operation issues.

Written by influential analysts and researchers, the volume’s 24 chapters include perspectives from Bangladesh, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, and examinations of new areas of co-operation such as investment, regional supply chains, energy and cross-border transport networks.



India–Pakistan Economic Co-operation: Implications for Regional Integration in South Asia

One of the most significant recent developments in India–Pakistan bilateral economic co-operation is the revival of trade talks in 2011. Since then, the two countries have built closer economic relations with a shared vision of enhancing peace and stability in the South Asia region. There have been several initiatives taken by both countries to strengthen bilateral relations, of which Pakistan’s decision to offer most favoured nation (MFN) status to India is remarkable.


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