SAARC -South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation
The membership of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) has risen to eight with the admission of Afghanistan to its fold.
The Association was formed in 1985 with India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka and Maldives as its members. Afghanistan was admitted
at the 14 th SAARC summit held in New Delhi in April 2007.