Issues with India could be resolved by means of talks, Oli tells Naravane

Kathmandu, November 6

Problems between Nepal and India would be resolved through dialogue, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli said on Friday during a meeting with Indian Army Chief Gen MM Naravane, who paid a courtesy call on him.

Gen Gives Rs5 Lakh to 1971 war hero

Kathmandu: Indian Army Chief Gen MM Naravane on Friday handed Rs 5 lakh to 70-year-old Lance Havildar (Retd) Dil Bahadur Chhettri, who was decorated with India’s second highest gallantry award Maha Vir Chakra for his bravery during the 1971 Indo-Pakistan war. PTI

Gen Naravane’s three-day visit to Nepal was largely aimed at resetting bilateral ties that came under severe strain following a bitter border row between the two countries.

The meeting between Gen Naravane and Oli, who is also the Defence Minister of Nepal, took place at his official residence in Baluwatar, Nepal Army sources said.

Prime Minister Oli said, “There has been good friendship between Nepal and India.”

Oli expressed hope that the “problems between the two countries would be resolved through dialogue”, Oli’s foreign affairs adviser Rajan Bhattarai said in a tweet after the meeting.

During the meeting, the Prime Minister mentioned the centuries-old special relations existing between Nepal and India and the tradition of conferring Honorary General of Army on each other’s Army chiefs, Bhattarai said. — PTI

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