KATHMANDU, Jan 31: The members of parliament (MPs) belonging to two committees of the House of Representatives are going to visit India, instead of holding discussions on the bills. One team of MPs has already left for India while another is preparing to leave. The parliamentarians are going to India with the support of the Indian government.
During the official visit of Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal to India, from 31st May to 3rd June 2023, the unsettled matter of receiving the Eminent Persons Group (EPG) report by the Indian Prime Minister was not included in the official agenda of discussion at the highest-level meeting. The EPG India and Nepal report has been gathering dust for many years, after India declined to receive it. During the recent visit, there was no substantial progress to receive the report.
Long-term power purchase agreement, investment in Nepal's hydropower sector, cross-border connectivity, building cross-country transmission line, resolution of border disputes and additional air entry routes from India are among the main agenda of the visit.
The border disputes have been a sore point in Nepal-India relations for decades. The control of Kalapani, Lipulekh and Limpiyadhura by India has been a source of contention, leading to strained relations between the two countries. It is imperative that both sides approach these disputes with sincerity and a genuine desire to find a mutually acceptable solution. These disputes, including that of the Susta area in Nawalparasi, are not merely territorial issues; they represent the aspirations and national identity of the Nepali people. They must be addressed in a manner that respects the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Nepal.
Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal embarks on an official visit to India in the midst of a bustling South Asian diplomacy landscape. This diplomatic engagement signifies more than just routine diplomatic proceedings. Rather, it stands as a golden opportunity to deepen the shared history, culture, and friendship that India and Nepal have nurtured over centuries.
KATHMANDU, July 18: A leader of the main opposition party CPN-UML Bhim Rawal has said that CPN (Maoist Center) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal not being able to meet Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is naive, disrespectful and unrefined diplomacy.
KATHMANDU, July 17: CPN (Maoist Center) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal, who is on an India visit, has said that the Peace and Friendship Treaty of 1950 between Nepal and India should be reviewed. In an interaction organized by the Think Tank 'Foundation for Public Awareness and Policy' (FPAP) close to the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday in New Delhi on Nepal-India relations, Dahal pointed out the need to address “some issues left behind by history in a positive manner.”
KATHMANDU, July 17: CPN (Maoist Center) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal, who is on a visit to India, is going to meet with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Jagat Prakash Nadda today. Dahal has been on a visit to India since last Friday on the official invitation of BJP President Nadda.
KATHMANDU, July 16: CPN (Maoist Center) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal, who is on a visit to India, held a meeting with Indian Foreign Minister S Jaishankar on Saturday. He reached New Delhi on Friday at the invitation of Bharatiya Janata Party President Jagat Prakash Nadda.
KATHMANDU, July 16: CPN (Maoist Center) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Nepali Congress leader Arzu Rana Deuba held a meeting on Saturday at New Delhi. Deuba had a meeting with Dahal who reached Delhi on Friday.
NEW DELHI, July 15: Chairman of CPN (Maoist Center) Pushpa Kamal Dahal has arrived in New Delhi, India. He arrived in New Delhi on Friday afternoon for a three day visit with his personal secretaries, daughter Ganga Dahal and Ramesh Malla, via a Nepal Airlines flight.
KATHMANDU, July 15: Chairman of CPN (Maoist Center), Pushpa Kamal Dahal, who is going to India at the invitation of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Jagat Prakash Nadda, has said that the purpose of Arzu Deuba and his visit to India is not the same.
KATHMANDU, JULY 15: CPN (Maoist Center) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal is leaving for a three-day visit to India today. According to Dahal's secretariat, he is going to India at the invitation of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Jagat Prakash Nadda.
KATHMANDU, April 4: The private sector industrialists and businessmen of Nepal and India have claimed that Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba's three-day visit to India has been highly productive and successful.
KATHMANDU, April 1: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has reached New Delhi, India, for a three-day official visit, on Friday, leading a Nepali delegation including four ministers. PM Deuba and the Nepali delegates were welcomed at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi by India’s State Minister for Defense Ajay Bhatt.
KATHMANDU, April 1: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has left for New Delhi, India, for a three-day official visit. Prime Minister Deuba left for Delhi leading a Nepali delegation including four ministers.
KATHMANDU, April 1: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba is leaving for New Delhi on Friday afternoon on a three-day official visit to neighboring India, at the invitation of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. This is Prime Minister Deuba's first official visit since becoming Prime Minister for the fifth time.
Dr Nishchal N Pandey is the Director of the Center for South Asian Studies, a Kathmandu-based think-tank. Previously, he served as the Executive Director of the Institute of Foreign Affairs (IFA) under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Dr Pandey was also an International Research committee member of the Regional Center for Strategic Studies (RCSS), Colombo. He keeps a close tab on the developments that pertain to the South Asian region and their implications for Nepal. As Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba is leaving for New Delhi on a three-day official visit to India on Friday, Republica's Kosh Raj Koirala sat with him to understand the significance of the visit and the priorities and concerns Nepal should raise. Excerpts:
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