PM Modi goes all out to win hearts, Nepal foreign minister says ties at new high
KATHMANDU: India is ready to be the Sherpa to help Nepal scale the mountain of success, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday, hailing the Himalayan nation's successful journey from bullets to ballots.
Addressing a civic reception, Modi stressed on the special relationship shared by the two neighbours and admired Nepal's spirit of resilience and commitment towards democracy. "Nepal has covered a long journey from yuddh to buddh (war to peace). You have left the bullet for the ballot... But this not the destination. You have to go a long way," Modi told the gathering.
"You have reached the base camp of Mt Everest and the main climb is yet to be done. As Sherpas help mountaineers to reach the top of Everest, India is ready to help Nepal like a Sherpa to achieve development," he said.
Modi said Nepal must identify its needs and priorities to deliver results. "India will stand shoulder-to-shoulder to help Nepal in its development journey. Your success is our success and your joy is our joy." He said 'sabka saath, sabka vikas' is as much about global wellbeing as it's about India's growth.
Choosing his words carefully, Modi appealed to hearts of the people in a bid to regain trust and reset relationship. He tried to heal wounds of the Madhesi border blockade without making any direct reference to it. Nepal leaders also avoided referring to the past. However, some 30 people belonging to a breakaway Maoist faction, including prominent leader CP Gajurel, were briefly arrested from Kathmandu while trying to protest against Modi's trip.
Nepal foreign minister P K Gyawali termed Modi's visit "historic and successful". Nepal-India ties scaled new heights after Modi's visit, said Gyawali, who saw Modi off at Tribhuvan International Airport.
尼泊尔外交部长P K 基瓦利称莫迪的访问是“具有历史意义的、成功的”。在莫迪访问印度后，尼泊尔与印度的关系达到了新高度。
N S-T-4 hours ago
PM is doing his best to ''boost'' the Indian values and respect for Indians abroad in all manners. The impact will be felt over a period of time only. Compare his interactions with that of sponsored ''Pappu''s overseas'' ones.
Umamaheswaram Suram-Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh-3 hours ago
PM Modi''s eloquence and appropriate choice of words to suit the occasion is incomparable among all world leaders.
Sudarshan Nindrajog-2 hours ago
Modi is a God given gift to the country he has come to india to clean it of our guilts committed in the last many years