External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has concluded a significant three day trip to Nepal, which has set the template for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Kathmandu in early August. Ms. Swaraj travelled to the Nepalese capital to reignite after a gap of 23 years, the Indo-Nepal Joint Commission, the appropriate forum for taking stock of the entire gamut of India-Nepal relations. She also engaged with all important segments of the political spectrum, including UCPN-Maoist chief and Leader of the Opposition Pushpa Kamal Dahal, apart from President Ram Baran Yadav and Prime Minister Sushil Koirala. These meetings across the political divide signal an inclusive approach pursued by India in its engagement with Nepal, ahead of the visit of the Prime Minister on August 3. Read more