After India visit, DPM Thapa hopeful of positive results

KATHMANDU: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Kamal Thapa said his India visit was fruitful and he was hopeful of positive results.

Upon his arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu today, Thapa said Indo-Nepal relation, turned sour of late, would be mended again soon.

"With this visit, I believe the relationship between two countries will be further strengthened and the signs of improvements to the current situation will surface in few days," he told journalists.

Thapa informed that he discussed latest political situations of the nation with his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj and National Security Advisor Ajit Doval.


After Nepal promulgated the new Constitution on September 20, the agitating Madhesi parties resorted to obstructing the Nepal-India border points. After the existing stock dwindled and as the border blockade continues, Nepal is currently reeling under acute shortage of daily essentials including fuel and medicines.

While Nepali side accuses India of imposing an unofficial blockade, India has been claiming that protesters in Tarai are responsible for the obstruction.

Thapa had left for India on Monday to take part in a religious function.