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When Nepal extended the hand of friendship, India filled its bag, gave help of 75 million dollars.

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India’s Foreign Minister S Jaishankar meeting Nepal’s PM Prachanda.

Relations between India and Nepal have been full of ups and downs for the last few years. The vicious China had played no role in spoiling relations with India during the previous rule in Nepal. Relations with India remained most tense during the time of former Prime Minister of Nepal KP Sharma Oli. Now the current Prime Minister of Nepal Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda has again extended the hand of friendship with India. India has always been a partner in Nepal’s troubles. That is why as soon as Nepal extended its hand of friendship, India filled its bag with the treasure of help.

External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar on Friday said India will provide a financial package of $75 million to rebuild infrastructure in Nepal’s western district affected by last year’s earthquake. Jaishankar made the comments while jointly inaugurating the Tribhuvan University Central Library and other reconstruction projects with his Nepalese counterpart N P Saud in Kathmandu. These projects were started after the 2015 earthquake in Nepal. Jaishankar reached Nepal on Thursday on his first visit abroad in 2024. Addressing the event, Jaishankar said India was saddened to know about the devastation and loss of life caused by the earthquake that hit western parts of Nepal in November last year.

PM Modi’s message to Nepal

S Jaishankar also conveyed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s message to the people of Nepal. He said that PM Modi expressed solidarity with the people and leadership of Nepal and committed to provide all possible assistance. Jaishankar said, “Yesterday I told Prime Minister (Pushpa Kamal Dahal) Prachanda to provide basic infrastructure in these affected districts. We had informed yesterday about our decision to provide a financial package of 75 million dollars i.e. 1,000 crore Nepali rupees for reconstruction. Jaishankar said, “We stand with the people of Nepal and the Nepal government on this.” The External Affairs Minister said that under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India is committed to continue redefining its relations with partners in its neighborhood, especially Nepal. (Language)

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