As close neighbors, India and Nepal share unique ties of friendship and cooperation characterized by an open border and deep-rooted people-to-people contacts of kinship and culture. Nepal shares a border of over 1850 km with five Indian states – Sikkim, West Bengal, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand. There has been a long tradition of free movement of people across the border between both nations. The multifaceted relations between the two countries have been given a renewed momentum in the last few years through intensified high-level political exchanges and regular meetings of bilateral mechanisms across diverse sectors of cooperation.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Lumbini in Nepal on Monday. This is considered to be a short but significant visit. His Nepali counterpart Sher Bahadur Deuba had also visited India in April this year. In today’s episode we will discuss and analyse the bilateral relationship between India and Nepal.
1. Ranjit Rae, Former Ambassador to Nepal
2. Dr. Sreeram Chaulia, Foreign Affairs Expert
3. C. K. Lal, Sr Journalist / Political Analyst, Kathmandu, Nepal
Anchor: Vishal Dahiya
Producer: Pardeep Kumar
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