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India instructs its agencies to lift the unofficial blockade

- Devendra Bhattarai, New Delhi

Oct 3, 2015-

Indian Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has instructed its agencies to lift the unofficial blockade against Nepal.  MEA sources say that the Ministry has instructed agencies on the ground to lift restrictions from all 6 major and other entry points.

New Delhi had held intensive consultations on its Nepal policy following Prime Minister Narendra Modi's return from UN General Assembly Session. Saturday's decision to ease restrictions comes amid India's reading that the political negoations in Kathmandu have progressed towards a broad agreement following the decsision to register amendments to address grievances of the disgruntled parties.

"While the restrictions could be lifted on Saturday itself, it will take some time to return to normal flow of supplies to Nepal, "Nepal's Ambassador to India Deep Kumar Upadhayay said.

Published: 03-10-2015 17:41

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