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Nepal eager to strengthen bilateral ties, know what caused the tension


India Nepal Bilateral Relations: Nepal, affected by the turmoil of domestic politics and the corona virus epidemic in 2021, has started efforts to reinvigorate its bilateral relations with India with high-level talks and visits. In this sequence, Nepalese Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba is visiting India at the beginning of the new year. His visit is being seen in order to restore relations that had gone downhill after the border dispute with India last year.

According to local media reports, diplomatic sources in Kathmandu and New Delhi have been told that Prime Minister Deuba will leave for India on January 10 to attend the ‘Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit’., Where he is likely to have bilateral talks with Prime Minister Modi.

India-Nepal relations were at a low level due to border dispute

Last year, India gifted one million doses of Kovishield vaccine to Nepal in early 2021 in January, ignoring the border dispute affecting India-Nepal bilateral ties. This was the time when Nepal was battling the corona virus.

Bilateral ties went downhill in 2020 after Nepal released a new map showing Lipulekh, Kalapani and Limpiyadhura as its territories. To which India warned Kathmandu that such “artificial expansion” of territorial claims would not be acceptable to it. In July, Nepalese Prime Minister Deuba had a telephonic conversation with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. During this, the countries had agreed to further strengthen their bilateral ties based on centuries-old historical, cultural, traditional and religious ties.

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In early November, on the sidelines of the United Nations Conference on Climate Change in Glasgow, Prime Minister Modi met Deuba for the first time since becoming the head of the Himalayan nation. The two prime ministers discussed efforts to strengthen bilateral ties and combat climate change, COVID-19 and recovery from the pandemic.

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