Nepal to play neutral in India-China standoff: Deputy PM

Deputy Prime Minister of Nepal Krishna Bahadur Mahara today said, “My country will not take any sides in the ongoing Sikkim standoff between India and China”.

He asked that India and China use “peaceful diplomatic means” to resolve the issue and wishes not to get dragged into the border disputes. Some media rumours are attempting to drag us in favour of one or the other side, but I want to make it clear that we have not taken any side in this matter.”

On August 23rd till 27th Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba will pay an official visit to India and necessary arrangements are going on for the same.

On August 14th Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang will arrive in Nepal on an official visit. This visit will be development-centric, and requested not to link with the Prime Minister’s visit to India in any way, Mr. Mahara added