India committed to help in development of Nepal: PM Modi

Manmohan Singh Rahul Gandhi meet Nepal PM Oli

It shows Oli understands the importance of keeping up his country's relations with India, but he also appears to be firm that Nepal's growing association with China is the need of the hour for the land-locked Himalayan nation.

The Nepal-China agreements came at a time when Kathmandu-New Delhi ties started soaring after a border blockade in 2015-16. We have developed our friendship according to time with a objective to eradicate poverty, improve life standards.

The President said that no other countries in the world have the bonds of friendship and cooperation that exist between India and Neapal.

"Prime Ministers of India and Nepal (have) reaffirmed their resolve to promote cooperation in agricultural science and technology, agricultural production and agro-processing in line with the Memorandum of Understanding between the two countries for mutual benefit of farmers, consumers, scientific community as well as the private sector", the two countries said in a joint statement. During his three-day trip, India and Nepal are likely to take up pacts related to agriculture, research & development, education & training, and expansion of rail up to Kathmandu, reported IANS. "A relationship that is cherished forever", he said, renewing his invitation to Modi to pay a visit to Nepal at the earliest. "Not much has been done to utilise the line of credit extended by the Indian government during Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit in 2014", the paper says, adding that the main task for India and Nepal would be to find ways to implement projects in a concrete and time-bound manner.

Modi hailed successful conduct of polls in Nepal and congratulated both the people of Nepal and the government for entering into "a new era of political history".

Oli set off for his maiden foreign visit to India on Friday and returned back to Nepal on April 8. After his sweeping poll victory, Oli said his party would forge a partnership with India to move the country forward towards the path of economic prosperity.

After a bilateral meeting the two leaders, Modi announced that the two countries had agreed on a railway link as well as inland water connectivity - Nepal will not only be "land-linked", Modi said, but also "water-linked". He said, "We have two neighbours".

During his interaction with Indian businessmen, Oli sought to tap them for investments and promised them ease of doing business in Nepal. "I am hopeful the visit will take place soon", Oli said.

He, however, stressed that Nepal wants relations based on "equality, justice and respect". "The Prime Minister of Nepal noted the enormous impact the additional connectivity would have on the growth of business and economy of Nepal".

The two leaders jointly inaugurated the Integrated Check Post at Birgunj, after which it was officially handed over to Nepal.

But Foreign Secretary Gokhale said the circumstances in 2016 and tow were different, saying the government of Nepal has been elected on the basis of the Constitution that was passed.

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