Nepal reaches out, India says will re-route trucks
Nepal’s new government led by Prime Minister K P Oli extended an olive branch to India on Sunday, as its Deputy PM Kamal Thapa told External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj that Kathmandu was ready to resolve outstanding political differences through “dialogue” at an early date, sources told The Indian Express.
New Delhi agreed to let 300 trucks carrying fuel supplies enter Nepal through border crossing points apart from Raxaul, where the situation is particularly tense.
When Swaraj met Thapa at about 12.30 pm at Hyderabad House on Sunday, she is learnt to have asked him about the “political situation” in Nepal and the concerns of the “disaffected population” — which includes the Madhesis and Janjatis. Details