At the 18th OSCE Summit in Kathmandu in November 2014, India proposed an agreement on SAARC motor vehicles. Pakistan`s objections failed to reach an agreement. Instead, India followed a similar agreement with BBIN. The BBIN Motor Vehicles Agreement (MVA) was signed on 15 June 2015 at the BBIN Transport Ministers` Meeting in Thimpu, Bhutan. [29] [30] The agreement will allow Member States to transport their vehicles on the territory of the other cargo and passenger provider, including transport and passenger vehicles from third countries. Any vehicle would require electronic authorization to enter another country`s territory and border security agreements between the borders of nations are maintained. [31] Freight vehicles can enter each of the four nations without the need to transfer goods from one country to another at the border. Under the system, cargo vehicles are electronically tracked, authorizations are issued online and sent electronically to all land ports. Vehicles are equipped with an electronic seal that alerts regulators every time the container door is opened. [30] DHL Global Forwarding has been commissioned by the Indian government to conduct a pilot race under the agreement. The first truck to benefit from the vehicle agreement was lodged from Calcutta on 1 November 2015. The truck travelled 640 km to Reach Agartala via Dhaka.

Before the BBIN motor vehicle agreement was signed, the truck would have had to travel 1550 km through Indian territory to reach Agartala. In August 2016, Bangladesh sent a truck carrying clothes from Dhaka to New Delhi as part of a trial of the agreement. [32] The truck obtained an electronic authorization to enter India via a web-based online system. Instead of submitting to customs clearance and formalities as before the agreement, the truck was equipped with an electronic seal with a GPS tracking device. The truck was then inspected in New Delhi and not at the border for customs clearance. [33] In 2015, India proposed a smooth transport of unplanned freight, buses and passenger cars between Moreh in Manipur and Mae Sot in Thailand. The importance of this agreement can be established from different angles. First, since Pakistan was not involved; It took only 6 months for the first truck to travel between the India-Bangladesh-India route. It was the second major multilateral agreement between South Asian countries and marked the idea of SAARC-minus-Pakistan “First thing to consider BIMSTEC, which was launched at the launch of New Delhi”. The sequence of events further reinforced this idea. Second, it is the first step in the $8 billion road link project between these four countries and Myanmar and Thailand.