Gen Naravane’s visit to Nepal will put back channel diplomacy to test, Lipukeh controversy to rest

New Delhi, Nov 02: Indian Army Chief, General M M Naravane will be on a crucial visit to Kathmandu, Nepal this week. A lot of back channel dialogues have taken place prior to this and the visit would put the same to test.

During the visit, General Naravane will call upon Nepal’s Prime Minister, K P Oli and one could expect that the controversy over the road construction via Lipulekh will be laid to rest. 

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Are India-Nepal ties heading for a re-set

New Delhi, Oct 16: The shunting out of Ishwar Pokhrel from the Nepal Defence Ministry is being seen as a possible softening of K P Oli’s stance and an aim to improve relations with India.

The move also comes in the wake of the visit by Indian Army Chief General M M Naravane to Nepal next month. Officials in New Delhi are tight lipped about the developments, but added that India has outlined Delhi outlined the condition of the dialogue Nepal wants with India. 

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Cabinet reshuffle in Nepal, Army Chief’s visit, ties with India heading for a reset

New Delhi, Oct 15: The visit by India’s Army Chief General M M Naravane and the shunting out of Ishwar Pokhrel from Nepal’s defence ministry are two key developments that suggest that the ties between the two nations are being reset.

Nepal’s Prime Minister, K P Oli shunted out deputy PM, Pokhrel out of the defence ministry in a cabinet reshuffle and officials say that this indicates that this is an effort to reset ties with India. 

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