India not to dabble into Nepal's internal matters, says Krishna

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Kathmandu, Jan.17 (ANI): External Affairs minister S.M.Krishna on Sunday said India would not dabble in Nepal's internal matters.

Krishna, who was on a three-day visit to the Himalyan Kingdom since Friday (January 15), said that India wanted a stable government in Nepal.

"We would not like to dabble in the internal political consultations, negotiations or whatever. All that we want is a stable government in Nepal. We want development in Nepal, we want peace process and we want constitution to be framed and India is willing to assist them," said Krishna.

On Saturday (January 16), Prime Minister of Nepal Madhav Kumar Nepal assured Krishna that his country's land would not be allowed to be used for anti-India activities.

India and Nepal share a 1,400-kilometre open border, which has very few checkpoints.

The porous border between India and Nepal has become a source of worry to the authorities, with smugglers taking advantage of the difficult terrain.

Meanwhile, expressing his condolences on Communist patriarch Jyoti Basu, Krishna said: "Jyoti Basu has been one of the foremost public figures of India of post-Independent India. Jyoti babu has provided leadership to the Marxist movements in our country and also led the state of West Bengal with distinction for nearly three decades," added the minister. By Lokendra Singh (ANI)

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