The newly appointed Indian Ambassador to Nepal, Vinay Mohan Kwatra has arrived in Kathmandu. He was leading the Indian diplomatic mission in France when the Indian government handed him the Nepal job. He boasts more than a three decade long experience in the Indian Foreign Service (IFS). He was serving as the head of Americas Division in the Foreign Ministry where he dealt with India’s relations with the United States and Canada when Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to power.
‘Aab ki baar tin soo paar!’ – This time beyond the three hundred mark. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi told his party workers while campaigning for the general elections earlier this year. The promise was delivered. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won 303 seats out of 543 and the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance won 353 seats in the 17the Lok Sabha elections, held in seven phases from 11 April to 19 May 2019.
At the moment, Indo-Nepal relationship is at its best in the history of diplomatic relation between the two countries. This is the result of both nations working hard to resolve misunderstanding and responding to each other’s needs at the political, bureaucratic and military level. And it reflects the will on both nations to mend fences and work together to materialize the shared vision of two countries for economic prosperity and social harmony.
The fourth Summit of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) has concluded by endorsing the 18-point Kathmandu Declaration on Friday. Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli has said prosperity among BIMSTEC member nations is possible through combined efforts and collaborations among all the member states.