In line with democratization and competing nationalism, Nepal`s foreign policy is increasingly politicized. The dispute with India has been going on for years and the diplomatic establishment in Delhi and Nepalese observers were aware that the problem could explode at any time. To move forward and repair, revise and revive bilateral relations, we must first understand why and how this dispute broke out. It may be tempting to start on a clean vest, but visions for the future will remain empty if both sides don`t learn from the mistakes of the past. · The Bilateral Agreement on Investment Protection and Promotion (BIPPA) was signed on 21 October 2011 during the visit of Hon`ble Baburam Bhattarai, Prime Minister of Nepal to India. A model bilateral investment agreement (BIT) is being discussed between the two countries. It will replace bippa. · India has expanded direct transit routes to Bangladesh for bilateral and third-country traffic. One road and one railway line were reported. The road crosses the Kakarbitta-Panitanki-Phulbari-Banglabandha corridor. The railway passes through the Radhikapur-Birol interchange, on the border between India and Bangladesh. In accordance with the provisions of the Treaty, the mechanisms of the Intergovernmental Commission (IGC) and the Intergovernmental Subcommittee (IGSC) have been established at the level of trade secretaries to monitor issues related to treaty implementation, bilateral trade, transit and investment issues.
The joint secretary of the two countries. With regard to the carriage of baggage accompanying a person travelling from one part of Nepal to another through Indian territory, the Government of India imposes a simplified procedure with regard to baggage that the Indian authorities can keep in view of the price differences in Nepal and India and other relevant factors that are likely to be in India. For other luggage accompanying a passenger, transport is free. I would be grateful if you would be kind enough to confirm that the above correctly explains the agreement between our two governments. Approve, Your Excellency, the assurances of my highest consideration. . . .