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Nepal's Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali | ANI

Nepal wants India to revise the 1950 friendship treaty to reflect ‘new changes and realities’

On the unsettled boundary issue, Nepal Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali said ‘we have to explore ways to settle it based on facts and documents’.
Nepal Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali with External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar in New Delhi on 15 January 2021 | Twitter | @EONIndia

Border ‘irritant’ shouldn’t hurt ties — Nepal Foreign Minister Gyawali reaches out to India

Pradeep Kumar Gyawali says release of new political map wasn’t a ‘unilateral’ action on part of Nepal as it was a ‘consequence’ of India first changing its political map in 2019.
Nepal's Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali | ANI

Nepal foreign minister Gyawali to visit India mid-January amid crisis at home

P.K. Gyawali will be accompanied by a high-powered delegation, and is set to discuss 'all issues of bilateral importance', including the Kalapani-Lipulekh border dispute.
Representational image | Indian nationals at Kathmandu airport | ANI

India, Nepal decide to resume flights under air bubble arrangement

According to sources, the service will be started with Indians and Nepalese nationals and all those having valid Indian visa except tourist ones.
India's Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla (left) with his Nepalese counterpart Bharat Paudyal in Kathmandu Thursday | Photo: Twitter | @IndiainNepal

Foreign Secretary Shringla in Nepal to ‘take ties forward’ after low point of Kalapani row

Kalapani-Lipulekh border issue is on the agenda as Harsh V. Shringla meets Nepalese PM & foreign minister. Visit comes amid pro-monarchy protests in Nepal.
File image of Nepal PM K.P. Sharma Oli | Photo: ANI

RAW chief meets Nepal PM Oli, says India won’t allow interruption in bilateral relations

Samant Kumar Goel's visit comes ahead of the upcoming official trip of Indian Army chief General Naravane to Nepal in the first week of November.
Army chief Gen. M.M. Naravane | Photo: ANI

Army chief Naravane to visit Nepal to receive honorary General rank, first trip after map row

Nepal President Bidhya Devi Bhandari will confer honorary rank of General of the Nepali Army upon Indian Army chief M.M. Naravane at an investiture ceremony next month.
File image of Nepalese PM K.P. Sharma Oli with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi | Photo: ANI

Nepal PM Oli extends birthday greetings to PM Modi, vows to strengthen bilateral ties

PM Modi replied to his Nepal counterpart's wishes over Twitter and said he looked forward to the further strengthening of India-Nepal ties based on shared culture and history.
The Indo-Nepal border shut down after the announcement of Nepal's government to contain the coronavirus pandemic, in Kakarvitta in March

India-Nepal meet ‘soon’ to discuss all bilateral issues, but Kalapani talks will have to wait

The meeting of Boundary Working Group of India & Nepal is likely to take place soon to discuss technical issues, including repair of boundary pillars in the border areas.
A file photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi with his Nepalese counterpart K.P. Sharma Oli in New Delhi. | Photo: ANI/R. Raveendran

Delhi, Kathmandu must have sustained talks on all issues, not just border, says Nepal envoy 

Nepal Ambassador to India Nilamber Acharya says it was a ‘positive indication’ that Modi and Oli had a telephonic conversation.  

On Camera

Nepal PM K.P. Sharma Oli (left, centre) and Chinese President Xi Jinping (right, centre) with their respective delegations at a 2019 meeting in Kathmandu | Photo: ANI

Nepal’s NCP split came after visits of India’s top brass. China is worried

As soon as Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla completed his two-day visit to Nepal on 26 November, China’s Defence Minister Wei Fenghe landed in Kathmandu.

Success of India’s indigenous nuclear reactor at Kakrapar seen boosting clean energy goal

The 700 MW reactor of Kakrapar Atomic Power Station is India’s largest domestically-built nuclear reactor and NPCIL connected it to the grid last week.

Defence

File photo of S-400 | Commons

Indian military team to visit Russia for S-400 air defence systems training

Russian Ambassador Nikolay R Kudashev said the S-400 programme is one of the flagship projects in further boosting military cooperation between the two countries.

Neither ‘udta’ nor ‘padhta’ Punjab. Question is how India’s no. 1 state in 2003 fell to 13

Punjab, once India’s richest state, has slipped and fallen behind. MSP and subsidies should continue, but it needs to rediscover its entrepreneurial impulse.