DPM Nidhi to attend counter-terrorism conference in New Delhi

Kathmandu, March 13

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Home Affairs Bimalendra Nidhi today left for New Delhi to attend a counter-terrorism conference scheduled from March 14 to 16.

According to Nidhi’s Press Adviser Ramji Dahal, during his stay in the Indian capital, Nidhi will also pay a courtesy call on Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi. Nidhi is also likely to meet Indian President Pranab Mukherejee, but the meeting with the Indian head of state has not been fixed yet.

Nidhi will also meet his Indian counterpart Rajnath Singh, Indian Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj, Bharatiya Janata Party Chief Amit Shah, President and Vice President of Indian National Congress Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi respectively.

Former prime minister and Coordinator of Naya Shakti Nepal Baburam Bhattarai will also attend the third counter terrorism conference being organised by India Foundation as a key note speaker.

This is the third counter-terrorism conference being organised by India Foundation.

India foundation says in its website that the Indian Ocean Region has become the epicentre of global terror.

It further says that both the leadership of Al Qaeda and Islamic State are ensconced within the region as are their numerous affiliates, besides many other smaller terrorist outfits and their linkages span across the length and breadth of the region.

“The fate of the global fight against terrorism is eventually going to be decided within the region,” the foundation added.