New Delhi wants rail links with Kathmandu

  • February 27, 2018

2018-02-27, RSS

Bhagat Singh Koshiyari, India coordinator of the Eminent Persons Group, has said New Delhi wants rail links with Kathmandu.

There is discussion going on in Delhi over railway connection between the two capitals, said Koshiyari, a leader of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, expressing his hope that Nepal-India relations will further deepen in the coming days.

The former BJP vice-chairman said he had separate meetings with Prime Minister Oli, Nepali Congress President and former PM Sher Bahadur Deuba and CPN (Maoist Centre) chief Pushpa Kamal Dahal during his stay in Nepal.

The Indian leader claimed that Oli and Indian PM Narendra Modi never had a strained relationship.

The EPG is a joint mechanism consisting of experts and intellectuals from Nepal and India formed to study and report on the overall relations between the two neighbours including 1950 Treaty of Peace and Friendship, trade, environment, border and hydropower. The EPG that met for the first time in July 2016 has four months to work. The next meeting of the Group will be held in New Delhi.