India, Nepal to hold talks on development projects on Monday

Written By: Sidhant Sibal WION
New Delhi Published: Aug 11, 2020, 11:57 PM(IST)

India and Nepal Photograph:( ANI )

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The meet comes amid deteriorating political ties between both the countries, with India irked by Nepali PM KP Sharma Oli coming with the new map of the country that shows Indian territories. 

India and Nepal will sit on Monday to talk on the New Delhi's development projects in the country.

The "scheduled oversight mechanism" will see India being represented by its envoy in Kathmandu Vinay Mohan Kwatra and Nepal by Foreign Secretary Shankar Das Bairagi.

Indian government sources said the meet is "part of regular interaction between India and Nepal" and the mechanism was set up in 2016 to "review ongoing bilateral economic and development projects on a periodic basis".

The meet comes amid deteriorating political ties between both the countries, with India irked by Nepali PM KP Sharma Oli coming with the new map of the country that shows Indian territories. 

India has been assisting Nepal in development of border infrastructure through up-gradation of 10 roads in the Terai area, developing cross-border rail links at Jogbani-Biratnagar, Jaynagar-Bardibas and establishment of Integrated Check Posts at Birgunj, Biratnagar, Bhairahawa, and Nepalgunj.

The total economic assistance earmarked under ‘Aid to Nepal’ budget in FY 2019-20 was Rs 1200 crore

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