BSNL revises ISD tariffs for SAARC countries

BSNL the largest PSU telecom operator has been revising its tariffs recently. From the start of this month it revised the base tariffs of per second and per minute plans and also launched a new Pan India roaming voucher. Now BSNL has revised the ISD calling tariffs for the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries. These include Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Maldives and Sri Lanka.


The details of the existing and revised calling tariffs is mentioned below.

NEW BSNL ISD Tariff for SAARC Countries

  1. No.

Destination/ Country Name





Area Codes


Existing Rate

(in Rs./min)


Revised Rate

(in Rs./min)

Pulse duration for plans working on MCU basis  ( in secs)
1 Afghanistan 93 All 16 16 3.7
2 Bangladesh 880 All 10  






Bhutan 975 All  






4 Maldives 960 All 55 55 1
5 Nepal  Mobile 977 9 10 10 6
Nepal Fixed 977 others 10  




6 Pakistan 92 All 12 12 5


Sri lanka 94 All  






The revised tariffs will come into effect from 1st September 2015. The tariff hike has come into place keeping in mind the high call termination charges prevalent in these countries. Subscribers will be notified about the revised tariffs through SMS in a timely manner. All other terms and conditions will remain unchanged.

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August 4, 2015 11:50 pm 11:50 PM

duane was shouting while bsnl back increased the base pack but he is no where to be found when it decreases the rates as usual he is an airtle cus. he doesnt know about price drops.

madhu prasad
August 4, 2015 11:32 pm 11:32 PM

Nothing changed for Nepal. I was already calling at Rs.7/min using tariff voucher. Rates needs to brought down. If termination charges are too high then route it through internet using special dialing code as done in Nepal.

Call charges from Nepal to India is also the same but there operator provide option to route it through VOIP and call rates drops to 3 rupees per minute from 16 rupees per minute.

August 4, 2015 8:45 pm 8:45 PM

Long live BSNL.