• Meeting between Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Foreign Minister of Nepal Pradeep Kumar Gyawali

New Delhi. 18 January 2021. The Foreign Minister of Nepal Pradeep Kumar Gyawali who is in India for the 6th India-Nepal Joint Commission Meeting, met the Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, conveyed his greetings from the leadership of Nepal, and expressed his desire to deepen the bilateral relations. He also expressed thanks for all the assistance provided by India.

Rajnath Singh reciprocated the sentiment and emphasised that India-Nepal relations are underpinned by unique people-to-people linkages and conveyed his personal connect, long association with leadership and special regard for the people of Nepal. Both the dignitaries expressed their satisfaction at the excellent military-to-military cooperation. He stated that India is ready to provide Humanitarian assistance & Disaster Relief (HADR) training & capacity building of Nepal.

Nepal Foreign Minister congratulated India on success in developing the Covid vaccine and expressed confidence that the pandemic will be soon overcome. He stated that India is looking forward for further deepening and strengthening the special relationship between India and Nepal.