Will the Minister of EXTERNAL AFFAIRS be pleased to state:-
(a) whether the Government is aware of the political instability in Nepal;
(b) if so, the details thereof; and
(c) the details of the likely impact on Indian security as a result of political instability in Nepal?
ANSWER: THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS(SMT. PRENEET KAUR)
(a) to (c) Nepal is passing through a political transition and is engaged in the task of drafting a new Constitution and concluding the integration and rehabilitation process of former Maoist combatants. The political changes in Nepal are its internal issues, decided and settled by the Nepalese people and their representatives. On account of the unique relationship and an open border, India has interests and security concerns, for which the Government of India has been engaged in on-going cooperation with the Government of Nepal. Nepal has assured India, at various levels, that it would not allow its territory to be used for any activity against India.