Mr. Shafqat Munir, Head of Bangladesh Centre for Terrorism Research (BCTR) and Research Fellow at BIPSS recently attended a meeting of the Consortium of South Asian Think Tanks (COSATT) in Kathmandu, Nepal. COSATT is an important epistemic community which brings together leading think tanks from all 8 South Asian countries to deliberate on issues of regional importance. The conference in Kathmandu was centred on the theme of Indo Pacific strategy and its economic and security implications for the region. It was jointly organised by the Centre for South Asian Studies in Nepal and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung of Germany. Mr. Munir also spoke at the conference. It may be mentioned that BIPSS is one of the founder members of the consortium.