Ahead of Chinese PM’s Nepal visit, India’s secret agents rush to Kathmandu
Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on November 26, 2011
The spokesperson at the Indian Embassy in Kathmandu, Ms. Apoorva Srivastava was quick enough to reject the presumption that Indian Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai is arriving Kathmandu, Saturday November 26, 2011 under a veiled pretext.
She claimed, talking to Nayapatrika Daily, that Mathai is arriving Nepal in connection with the arrival of Finance Minister Pranab Kumar Mukherjee from India.
India’s Finance Minister Sri Pranab Mukherjee is landing Kathmandu, November 27, 2011 to sign the much publicized and highly controversial Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement with Nepal (DTAA).
However, the arrival of Foreign Secretary from New Delhi a day in advance and in lieu of Finance Secretary is not unusual because it’s a part of India’s diplomatic game to befool the smaller neighbor, claim experts in Nepal.
A dangerous game must have been in offing.
It is presumed that Secretary Mathai is being sent to Kathmandu to collect as much information as is possible on the forthcoming visit of Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao to Nepal, add experts.
In all likelihood, PM Wen will arrive in Kathmandu December 20, 2011 for a two day state visit.
Headache in India has already begun.
Mathai will also convey India’s annoyance over Nepal’s vote in favor of China for a five-year term at the UN’s Joint Inspection Unit in a voting held last Monday. India’s Gopinathan bagged victory over his Chinese rival.
“It is altogether a different matter that an Indian candidate won the seat but Nepal’s vote in favor of China makes it clear that Nepal as an independent nation is free to make its own decisions,” foreign policy experts claim. NOIDA investment waning.
Currently, on a trip to China, Nepal’s “chameleon” Foreign Minister Narayan Kaji Shrestha ‘Prakash’ met with the Chinese Prime Minister, November 25, 2011.
A reputed Chinese columnist Li Hongmei in a fresh article penned for the Chinese official news agency, Xinhua has claimed that India’s concerns over China’s rise is nothing but India’s “inferiority complex” and “loud jealousy”.
Whereas Chinese establishment has made up its mind to sign a renewed Peace and Friendship Treaty with Nepal, Indian FM Mathai during his stay in Nepal will put extra pressures on Nepal not to sign the treaty with China.
Some Chinese leaders visiting Nepal in the recent past and nationalist political leaders and senior economists from Nepal have also been supporting the Chinese stance.
Nepal-China must now sign a new Peace and Friendship Treaty, said Professor Madan Kumar Dahal, a senior Nepali economist, November 13, 2011 at a seminar held in Kathmandu.
Unconfirmed reports have it that some unwanted Indian guests have already captured a five star hotel in Kathmandu somewhere located in Durbarmarg.
A former senior India diplomat and some agents of India’s notorious intelligence agency, RAW, have already been stationed at the Hotel and will be closely manipulating Nepali politics until the visit of Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao.
Hopefully, they could be the guests of a flamboyant Nepali journalist.