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Foreign Minister of Nepal Pradeep Kumar Gyawali meets Defence Minister Rajnath Singh


The Foreign Minister of Nepal Mr Pradeep Kumar Gyawali called on Defence Minister Rajnath Singh in New Delhi today. 

Highlights of the meeting:

  1. The Foreign Minister has come to India for the 6th India-Nepal Joint Commission Meeting. 
  2. During his interaction with the Raksha Mantri, the Foreign Minister conveyed his greetings from the leadership of Nepal, and expressed his desire to deepen the bilateral relations. 
  3. He also expressed gratitude for all the assistance provided by India. Mr Singh reciprocated the sentiment and emphasised that India-Nepal relations are underpinned by unique people-to-people linkages.
  4. The Defence Minister conveyed his personal connect, long association with leadership and special regard for the people of Nepal. 
  5. Both the dignitaries expressed their satisfaction at the excellent military-to-military cooperation. 
  6. Mr Singh stated that India is ready to provide Humanitarian assistance & Disaster Relief (HADR) training & capacity building of Nepal.
  7. Nepal Foreign Minister congratulated India on success in developing the COVID-19 vaccine and expressed confidence that the pandemic will be soon overcome.
  8. Mr Singh stated that India is looking forward for further deepening and strengthening the special relationship between India and Nepal.

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Nepal and China announce new height of Mount Everest


Nepal and China today jointly announced that the world's highest mountain, Mount Everest, is 8,848.86 metre high. 

According to reports, this is about 0.86 metre higher than previous calculations. 

Both the countries share a border on Mount Everest.

Until now the countries had differences over whether to add the snow cap on top. They made the above announcement after undertaking a survey. 

Pic Courtesy - Nepal Tourism Board

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Government of India gifts 41 ambulances, 6 school buses in Nepal

Government of India today gifted 41 ambulances and 6 school buses to government and not-for-profit organizations in 30 districts of Nepal. 

On the occasion of 151st Gandhi Jayanti, Ambassador of India to Nepal, Vinay Mohan Kwatra, paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi by placing flowers at his statue situated in the Embassy premises. 

The Embassy, continuing the tradition of gifting of ambulances and school buses, handed over forty-one ambulances and six school buses to various governmental and non-governmental, not for profit organizations working in the field of health and education. These organizations are spread across 30 districts of Nepal, including remote districts.  

The Embassy has a long-standing tradition of gifting ambulances and school buses to government and not for profit institutions every year to support grassroots medical access. Since 1994, the Embassy of India has gifted nearly 823 ambulances, including those gifted today. 

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