BIMSTEC Secretary General Tenzin Lekphell will visit India from 22nd to 25th August. At the 5th BIMSTEC Summit held in Sri Lanka in March this year, Leaders of the BIMSTEC member states adopted the BIMSTEC Charter.
India leads the Security cooperation pillar on the BIMSTEC platform that includes Disaster Management, Marine Cooperation, and Energy Security.
The Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) is an international organisation of seven South Asian and Southeast Asian nations, housing 1.73 billion people and having a combined gross domestic product of US$4.4 trillion.
- Headquarters: Dhaka, Bangladesh
- Founded: 6 June 1997
- BIMSTEC comprises Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Thailand.