Modi, Prachanda discuss progress in India-Nepal ties, other issues

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 09 Sep 2018 09:03:10



PRIME Minister Narendra Modi noted on Saturday the contribution of former Nepal premier Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ in strengthening the relations between the two countries.

Prachanda called on Modi here. “The two leaders discussed the progress in India-Nepal relations, as well as other issues of mutual interest,” a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office said. It said the Prime Minister fondly recalled their previous interactions, and thanked Prachanda for his valuable contributions in strengthening India-Nepal relations. Recalling his two visits to Nepal this year, Modi said that India-Nepal relations have received a boost in momentum with frequent interactions.

Nepal not to join BIMSTEC military drill in India: NEPAL will not join the first-ever joint military drill among the armies of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) members, to be hosted by India next week, an advisor to the Prime Minister said here on Saturday. Official sources said that the decision was made by the Nepali Government amid growing criticism from multiple quarters over the country’s participation in the first ever military drill among the armies of BIMSTEC members.