Interaction on Nepal-India relations held

KATHMANDU: Speakers at an interaction in Kathmandu on Wednesday discussed challenges and prospects of Nepal-India relations.

They also talked about issues related to cross-border security and the need for  strengthening bilateral ties. “Friendly dialogues are crucial for the development of both countries,” said Mohan Krishna Shrestha, one of the speakers at the event.

The speakers further shed light on regional dynamics and the possibilities of taking the bilateral relations to a new height in the days to come. Professor Lok Raj Baral said relations between Nepal and India were very complex to understand. “We have to be more pragmatic. We need to redefine ‘yam theory’ on which our relations are based,” added Baral.

The speakers also talked about trade deficit and need for policies to minimise cross-border conflicts and disputes.