A new journey for India and Nepal

A new journey for India and Nepal

The Raxaul-Kathmandu rail link has the potential of having a ‘transformational impact’ on the region.

During the just-concluded visit to Nepal, termed “historic” by Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself, he and his host, Nepalese Premier KP Sharma Oli, reiterated their resolve to effectively implement the bilateral initiatives proposed during Prime Minister Oli’s recent visit to India, including in “agriculture, railway linkages and inland waterways development”.

As the India-Nepal joint statement issued during Oli’s visit signified India’s belated bold initiative to impart the requisite verve and vigour to the avowed ‘Neighbourhood First’ policy, the two sides specially emphasised the “catalytic role of connectivity”.

With cross-border connectivity being a crucial factor to “enhance people-to-people linkages and promote economic growth and development”, the two leaders lent a renewed dynamism to several infrastructural schemes and projects. Read More

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