Since accepting office in December 2022, Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal “Prachanda” visited India on his first official trip abroad, from May 31 to June 3.
On this Monday, he said that government authorities from both countries should try to resolve the border issues between Nepal and India, by holding talks and discussing the issues.
There was a meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Prachanda. In this meeting officials from both the countries signed seven agreements and launched six projects which also consisted of the railway services.
PM Narendra Modi stated in the Parliament, “Discussions have been held on several issues during my India visit. We are concerned on matters relating to national interest and sovereignty. Talks have been held on the issue of the map”.
When the lawmakers questioned Prachanda concerning the agreements made during his India visit, he said that officials from both India and Nepal should hold discussions regarding the map issues.
Also, when he was asked about wearing a bhagwa-colored shawl at the time of worshipping at the Mahakaleshwar Temple in Ujjain, during his visit, he said, “No one should do anything that belittles the religious faith of the people”. He also clarified by saying, “I went there to learn about wastage management and the development of IT there”.
When in 2020, Kathmandu published a new political map showing three Indian territories – Limpiyadhura, Kalapani, and Lipulekh as parts of Nepal, the relationship between India and Nepal came under a repressive tense situation. But now amendments have been made and meetings have been held by the officials of both countries, by keeping the map before them and working on the issues.