KATHMANDU, Jan 23: The issue of a controversial Indian proposal asking for shelter to its air marshals was raised by lawmakers at the meeting of parliament on Monday.
Speaking at the meeting of parliament, lawmaker of Nepal Workers and Peasants Party, Anuradha Thapa Magar said that the proposal is a part of an Indian plan to takeover Nepal.
“Those asking for shelter now will establish a barrack later. Then, the families of the air marshals should be provided with houses,” she said.
Saying that the government should not reach such agreement, lawmaker Thapa Magar questioned why the government has kept mum on such a sensitive issue.
Also speaking CPN-UML lawmaker Prakash Jwala expressed his astonishment on the news report that Indian air marshals arrive in Nepal on Jet Airways flights.
“India had been pressing Nepal to allow it to deploy air marshals,” he said, “The Civil
Aviation Security Regulations were endorsed recently. It has allowed keeping air marshals. It should be voided as it is a threat to national security.”
The Indian government had been pressing Nepal for such a facility since long saying that Indian flights to Nepal are under serious security threats.