Kathmandu: India has expected that Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli must show his posture more softened before of Indian Army Chief General MM Naravane during his Nepal visit.
In September, PM Oli decided not to distribute school textbooks published with the country’s revised political map.
The move offered by PM Oli contributed in show the same gesture posture of India.
Some Indian observes have seen over the last few months, both the countries softened their posture and attempted to reboot ties.
In October, PM Oli threw approval of Gen Naravane’s three day visit from November. For Naravane’s visit Oli sent his deputy Ishwar Pokharel from the defense ministry to PM affairs ministry. Earlier Pokharel counter attacked Naravane’s accusation that Nepal published its revised political map under pressure of Chinese provocation. So Pokharel was made free from the charge of defense ministry.
To meet Naravane PM Oli retained the charge of the defence ministry.
About the Indian expectation the Hindustan Times has mentioned a high ranked government official’s saying as “If the conversation goes as well as expected, India will reciprocate with resumption of the foreign secretary-level talks and a meeting of the Joint Technical Level Boundary Committee,”
Since last Nepal visit of the Research and Analysis Wing chief Samant Kumar Goel and his meet with PM Oli has been trembling the ruling party of Nepal.
Before the Naravane’s Nepal visit, the ruling party NCP has come at brink of division. Oli refused to obey the party decision whatever party leaders decide within party. Oli made this clear to the Executive Chairman of party , Pushpakamal Dahal Prachand.
The communist party was formed in 2018 after the merger of the Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist–Leninist) and Pushpa Kamal Dahal’s Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist Centre.
The unification has come under threat of division just before Naravane’s visit.
New Delhi had paused talks with Kathmandu earlier this year after its parliament cleared a new map in June this year.