KATHMANDU, Jan 25: Indian ambassador to Nepal Ranjit Rae has said that India does not have any desire to interfere in the internal affairs of Nepal.
Speaking at an interaction organized by Reporters' Club Nepal in Kathmandu on Wednesday, Rae said that there is no point in interfering in the internal affairs as this does not benefit India. "India has never interfered in the internal affairs of Nepal. India will not benefit at all by interfering in the internal affairs of Nepal," he said.
Rae said that India had only helped Nepali actors when they sought assistance from India. He also recalled that India has supported Nepal in every political change.
Speaking on the occasion, Rae also said that it is a taxing job to further bolster ties between Nepal and India. "Both the sides need to ponder over how we can improve our bilateral ties in the days ahead. At times, some problems come our way while dealing with our bilateral issues. This is natural," said Rae.
The envoy said that the bilateral ties should be focused on the economic partnership together with the social, cultural and religious aspects. "On the whole, we have warm, friendly and intimate relationship between the two countries. From now onward, efforts should be focused on the development of the two countries," he said.
The envoy expressed satisfaction that the bilateral economic interaction has increased further lately. "The works about economic partnership have already begun. Pancheshwar mega project is being implemented. Its DPR is at the final stage. It will be implemented from the middle of this year," he said.
He also clarified that Nepal and India have already signed power trade agreement and project development agreements, and efforts are being made to further bolster the ties between the two countries.