VaccineMaitri reaffirms highest priority accorded by India to relations with Bangladesh

New Delhi, Jan 25: Bangladesh turned to India for the supply of the Serum Institute of India’s Covishield vaccine, after Beijing asked Dhaka to share costs of clinical trials of Sinovac.

India is clearly gaining the edge over China when it comes to vaccine diplomacy. Free shipments containing the first batch of Covishield which is manufactured by the Serum Institute of India have already reached many nations. 2 million doses were supplied to Bangladesh, while 1 million was given to Nepal as a gift under the Neighbourhood First Policy.

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Will solve own problems, won’t allow external interference says Nepal’s foreign minister

Pradeep Gyawali

New Delhi, Jan 17: Nepal’s foreign minister Pradeep Gyawali has said that his country will not accept any foreign interference.

He said that some countries have expressed concerns about the current political situation in Nepal after Parliament was dissolved. However, we will not accept interference by any foreign power in Nepal. 

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COVID-19 vaccine, boundary dispute on Nepal foreign minister’s agenda during India visit

New Delhi, Jan 08: The sixth Nepal-India Joint Commission meeting between Foreign Minister, S Jaishankar and his Nepal counterpart, Pradeep Gyawal will take place on January 14.

The meeting is an important one and would demonstrate India’s support to Nepal and its people and the K P Sharma Oli government as well. Oli had dissolved Parliament stating that his rivals were hindering the decision making process. China’s attempts to patch up the warring factions also fell flat. 

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As President Xi’s efforts in Nepal flop, China to continue covert ops in Himalayan nation

New Delhi, Jan 02: The efforts by China to broker peace in Nepal have failed, but President Xi Jinping continues with covert ops to ensure that normalcy in the political circles in Kathmandu returns.

The Chinese team led by Vice Minister of the International Department of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Guo Yezhou was not able to pacify the warring factions. However China has now sent a team of three comprising -Zekun Lai, Dongme Huang and Yonglin Zhong to Nepal to pacify the warring factions.

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With Oli stunning CCP team, China would look to target his credibility

New Delhi, Dec 30: Even as China makes attempts to bring the warring factions in Nepal together, there are plans afloat to target Prime Minister K P Oli’s credentials in case he does not cave. 

So far, the team of the Chinese Communist Party has not been able to any headway, with Oli remaining firm on his decision on the dissolution of Parliament. While China has been criticised for interfering in Nepal’s internal affairs, the Chinese Communist Party has maintained that its team is in Kathmandu only to deepen relations between the political parties of the two countries. 

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China makes last ditch attempt to tide over Nepal crisis

New Delhi, Dec 27: A high-level team of the Communist Party officials will travel to Kathmandu to stop the Nepal Communist Party from splitting. The move comes after Ambassador Hou Yanqi failed to stop the split in the NCP.

The team being sent by Chinese president, Xi Jinping is led by Guo Yechau, vice minister of the International Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China. The team will land in Kathmandu today. The team will meet with key players in Nepal and will try to patch matters between the warring factions.

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Xi set to dispatch key team to prevent prevent in Nepal’s Communist Party

New Delhi, Dec 26: A high-level team of the Communist Party officials will travel to Kathmandu to stop the Nepal Communist Party from splitting. The move comes after Ambassador Hou Yanqi failed to stop the split in the NCP.

The team being sent by Chinese president, Xi Jinping is led by Guo Yechau, vice minister of the International Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China. The team will land on Sunday. The team will meet with key players in Nepal and will try to patch matters between the warring factions. 

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As Communist Party heads for a split, Chinese ambassador meets Nepal’s President

New Delhi, Dec 23: Days after a recommendation was made to dissolve Nepal’s parliament, Chinese ambassador Hou Yanqi called on President Bidya Devi Bhandari at the presidential palace Shital Niwas.

The meeting took place two days after the President signed off on Prime Minister K P Oli Sharma’s recommendation to dissolve Parliament. Oli’s decision to dissolve Parliament would given him a smooth run up to the elections and he would also split the Nepal Communist Party. 

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Dissolving Nepal’s Parliament gives Oli free hand to run govt, split party

New Delhi, Dec 21: The decision taken by Nepal’s Prime Minister, K P Oli to dissolve Parliament would give him a free hand to run the government also split the party formed in 2018 by the merger of his Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist-Leninist) with the Prachanda’s Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist Centre. Oli’s rival Pushpa Kumar Dahal a.k.a Prachanda has been trying to get the upper hand.

There have been several rounds of revolts against Oli, with the Prachanda faction demanding a greater say in the government. Oli on the other hand had refused to give in and had given several hints about splitting the party.

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On dissolution of Parliament, Delhi maintains it is Nepal’s internal matter

New Delhi, Dec 21: India has maintained the dissolution of the Parliament in Nepal is the country’s internal matter. Officials tell OneIndia that the issue is Nepal’s internal matter. However Delhi continues to keep a close watch on the developments.

We are watching the events unfold, but would not want to comment as yet, the official said. The move would anger China as its Ambassador in Kathmandu has been working hard to keep the Nepal Communist Party united.

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