Nepal won’t let ISI harm India: Ahmad

New Delhi, May 17:

India’s External Affairs Minister of State, SE Ahmad, today said that India will resume talks with Nepal on security matters, including activities of the ISI, Pakistan’s intelligence agency, in Nepal.

In his reply to the Lok Sabha, Ahmad said Nepal has assured that no ISI activities against India will be allowed on Nepali soil.

Meanwhile, Defence Minister Pranab Mukherjee said that the joint technical team of India and Nepal is studying the problem of Indo-Nepal border encroachment.

Stating that Nepal and India have divergent views regarding their border areas and related problems, Mukherjee said such problems have surfaced in Narashahi and Susta regions bordering western Champaran district in India’s Bihar state.

In a written answer to a query of parliamentarian SS Ahluwalia of the Indian Upper House, the Rajya Sabha, Mukherjee said: “The joint technical committee looks into the matter if there are problems related to borders and link areas of the two countries. The committee is working according to its given mandate.”