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'The Top Maoists Are In India'

The Nepalese Prime Minister hopes to make sure that India doesn't become a safe haven for Maoist leaders, who foment violence in Nepal.

'The Top Maoists Are In India'
Jitender Gupta
'The Top Maoists Are In India'
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What is your agenda in the ongoing talks with India?
India is a very close friend and neighbour. All pending issues are being taken up at the appropriate levels—revision of the 1950 Treaty of Peace and Friendship, border disputes, including Kalapani, the threat of inundation of parts of Nepal due to construction of dams on the Indian side along the Nepal-UP border. I am sure India knows that inundation of parts of Nepal due to unilateral construction is not going to be beneficial for it in any way. It will only harm India's image. I am sure the Indian government will understand and appreciate our concerns on this issue.

Will this issue then dominate your agenda in India?
All issues are important for us. The Maoist problem is of course there. India knows about Nepal's perception. It has forced us to declare emergency and deploy armed forces to fight terrorism inside the country. Both India and Nepal are committed to the global campaign against terrorism.

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