Thursday, April 07, 2005

ANALYSIS: India-Nepal Relations and Maoists

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It is known that the special security relationship between India and Nepal was re-established during the 1990 New Delhi visit of Nepal's Ex-PM Krishna Prasad Bhattarai and during the 1991 visit to India by Nepalese prime minister Girija Prasad Koirala. Even during the Indian PM's visit to Nepal in June 1997 the two sides reiterated their determination to work closely to fight violence and the Home Secretary level talks were also held and all matters relating to security were discussed in detail. After the Joint Working Group on Border Management and Home Secretary level talks, effective border management measures were taken to counter the misuse of the open border. Indian-Nepali relations appeared to be undergoing still more reassessment when Nepal's Ex-PM Man Mohan Adhikary visited New Delhi in April 1995 and insisted on a major review of the 1950 peace and friendship treaty......More