India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has recently returned from a neighboring country visit to Nepal. The two-day tour started from Janakpur town of southern Nepal.
It is not known that after the economic blockade of 2015, relations between Nepal and India had soured, and among other neighboring countries, India had not been as usual.
Nearly thirty hours spent in Nepal, Narendra Modi also went to the main temples here. The main point is that during Modi’s visit, Narendra Modi emphasized the ancient social and cultural relations of India and Nepal.
They also started bus service between Janakpur and Ayodhya. In such a situation, the question arises whether such efforts will bring sweetness to India’s relations with South Asian countries and Khaskar Nepal?
The motive of this trip
During this visit, such a discussion was heard that this tour of Narendra Modi was cultural. But senior Nepalese journalist Yuvraj Ghimire says that through this visit, Narendra Modi also tried to improve his image and also tried to improve the Indo-Nepal ties.
Yuvraj says, “After three years of economic blockade in Nepal, after that there had been much disappointment about Narendra Modi in Nepal, this tour has given some personality to his personal image.”
He points out, “There is also criticism about the Modi government’s statement that it has lost its status among the neighboring countries of South Asia and they are going to be closer to China. So it was an attempt to see how they were sent back to India Should be brought near. ”
Reasons for Worrying Relationships
Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off the bus service between Ayodhya and Janakpur and said that centuries ago, King Dasharath had laid the foundations of friendship not only Ayodhya and Janakpur but also India-Nepal friendship.
After all, how did India’s relations with Nepal become so much worse that the Indian Prime Minister had to remind the old and historical relations of India and Nepal repeatedly? Anand Swaroop Verma, a Nepalese know-how, is responsible for some of India’s mistakes.
Anand Swamy Verma says, “Nepal is surrounded by India on three sides, like Land Locked, it can be said that India is locked in. It is surrounded by India on three sides and China on one side. But there are mountains on China and the weather is such that Nepal can not depend on China. ”
“If there is a blockade on three sides, Nepal will look towards China, this was what happened during the blockade. 20 days later, he had extended his hand to China to take petrol, then there was Oli’s government and he is still a PM. In the winter season, if they did not ask for help from China, hunger would die. It was a good opportunity for China and she helped a lot, even today China is helping. ”
Nepal’s senior journalist Yuvraj Ghimire too believes that since the economic blockade, Nepal has had to think that if there is such a problem then there should be an option.
He explains, “After the blockade, Nepal said that it is difficult to depend on India for trade and transit only, we should also increase trade and transit with China, so that alternate routes become such a situation again. And he or she has been supported by Oli government or someone else on this issue. ”
India’s Neighborhood Policy
Prime Minister Modi said that Nepal comes first in India’s Neighborhood First Policy. India has discussed this policy very long ago, yet why did its relations with neighboring countries soured? Senior journalist Anand Swaroop Verma points out that due to the colonial mentality of the Indian ruling class, his relations with neighboring countries are not good.
He said, “Neighborhood policy was also the time of Rajiv Gandhi. There is no such policy towards neighboring countries, not only in India but because of their smallness, due to their small economic status, they considered them as their satellite country. That is why relations with any neighboring country are not good. ”