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Imran Khan snubbed; BIMSTEC leaders invited for Modi's swearing-in: Report

Leaders of Bangladesh, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Nepal, and Bhutan - all members, with India, of the little-known BIMSTEC - have been invited to Modi's swearing-in

Reuters  |  New Delhi 

India will not invite Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan to Thursday's swearing-in ceremony of Narendra Modi, who starts his second term as prime minister, two sources in the foreign ministry said, suggesting any early warming in ties between the neighbours is unlikely. An Indian government statement on Monday said the leaders of Bangladesh, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Nepal, and Bhutan - all members, with India, of the little-known Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) - have been invited to Modi's ...

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First Published: Mon, May 27 2019. 21:37 IST
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