Nepal's Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi

What happened to Nepal-India main agreement?

New Delhi

Nepal’s Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda, visiting India, held a high-level political meeting. With the high-level meeting, an agreement has been reached between Nepal and India to advance more than half a dozen projects.

Nepal Prime Minister Prachanda and his Indian counterpart, Narendra Modi had a meeting. After the meeting, a bilateral meeting was held under the leadership of the Prime Minister. After the bilateral meeting, the Prime Minister addressed a joint press conference.

Indian Prime Minister Modi expressed his commitment to making the historical and cultural relations between the two countries a ‘super hit’. Also, he expressed his commitment to resolving all issues including the existing border between the two countries.

Meanwhile, the transit agreement between Nepal and India has been renewed. Along with this, it has been analyzed that the way for Nepal to operate ships in the sea has been opened. Also, after the renewal of this treaty, Nepal has got more facilities including waterways for trade to India and third countries.

During the speech, the Prime Minister agreed to build a petroleum pipeline from Amlekhganj-Chitwan to Lothal-Siliguri-Jhapa Petroleum.

Similarly, an agreement has been reached to establish integrated checkposts at Dodhara-Chandni, Nauli-Bhairawa and Nepalgunj-Rupaidia. India’s Bathnaha-Nepal’s Biratnagar joint cargo train has been inaugurated.

India has signed an agreement to take 10,000 megawatts of electricity from Nepal in 10 years. Similarly, an agreement has been signed between the power generation company and NHPC for the construction of Fukot Karnali.

In addition to laying the foundation stone of the New Butwal-Gorakhpur international transmission line, an agreement has also been reached regarding cross-border payments.

Although the PDA has been signed to advance the Lower Arun in the framework of Arun III, it seems that a firm agreement has not been reached regarding the air route and water distribution of aPancheswar Pariyajna within Mahakali, which are the main agenda.