India to resume military cooperation with Nepal

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India to resume military cooperation with Nepal
Kathmandu, Dec 7: India has given its consent to resume military cooperation with Nepal at the end of the Nepal-India Bilateral Consultative Group meeting on Dec 6.

As per the agreement India will include sharing of intelligence with Nepal to improve security, including the setting of airbase for the Nepalese Army in western Nepal.

India will also train the Nepalese security personnel to strengthen the defence cooperation, including resuming non-lethal military supplies to Nepal.

Joint Secretary at the Ministry of External Affairs, Satish Mehata and his Nepalese counterpart Arun Prasad Dhital led their respectively led their nation in the three-day joint-secretary level meeting.

The military cooperation between the two nation was suspended when the multi-party power was dissolved by king Gyanendra in Feb 2005, after he came to power.

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