India ready to review 1950 Indo-Nepal Friendship Treaty: PM Narendra Modi
India’s PM Narendra Modi who is on a visit to neighboring country Nepal said in his speech that he was ready to take into account suggestions if any to review the 1950 India-Nepal Friendship Treaty that governs the relationship between the two nations.
There have been demands lately for reviewing the treaty and both sides have been expressing their willingness to do so without any progress. However, some sections in Nepal have been critical of this pact, arguing that it is not in the interest of Nepal.
Modi also spoke about the process of Constitution-making in Nepal, saying it is moving forward. He praised Nepal’s tryst with democracy, and said that it highlights the preference given to “ballot over the bullet”.
Earlier, Modi gifted ‘Samvidhan — The making of the Constitution of India’ to the Chairman of Nepal’s Constituent Assembly.
Modi, on his arrival in Nepal, was received with a rousing welcome which he mentioned in his speech. He said that the warmth showed the affection people of Nepal have for the people of India.