‘Next elected govt in Nepal to take a decision on Agnipath scheme’

Kathmandu, Sep 15 (IANS) Nepals Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Thursday said the new chosen government to be introduced after the November 20 surveys will take a choice on India’s Agnipath plan of momentary enlistment into the military.

Talking at a customary press preparation, Ministry representative Sewa Lamsal expressed that there was no chance of taking a choice about the plan at any point in the near future.


The remarks came a day after Indian Army boss General Manoj Pande said New Delhi might be compelled to pull out opening for enrolling soldiers from Nepal under the new plan in the continuous cycle on the off chance that the Himalayan country doesn’t take a choice in time.

Pande, while tending to a capability in New Delhi, said that he has the feeling that another administration to be framed in Nepal after the races will take a choice on the Agnipath plot.

This issue has been required to be postponed by the public authority of Nepal until the decisions are held.

There will be no discussions and exchange on the Agnipath plot before the surveys, Lamsal added.

“What we conveyed to the Indian side is that the new government will take the choice on the Agnipath plot. This won’t be examined or settled at this point. In any case, the Indian authorities could convey and explain their situation. Presently with the discussion of every ideological group, the new government in Nepal will take the choice,” he while in light of General Pande’s remarks.

The Indian Army boss had visited Kathmandu recently during which he held converses with his Nepalese partner, General Prabhu Ram Shamra about the Agnipath conspire.

With Nepal’s choice, the proposed enlistment rallies halted in Butwal and Dharan on August 25 and September 1, separately.

The Nepal government is in a problem whether to permit young people to enlist in the Indian Army under the short help conspire.

In front of the enrollment date, Foreign Minister Narayan Khadka examined the matter with Indian Ambassador Naveen Srivastava and conveyed that Nepal will make a situation on the plan once more extensive political meetings are held.

However, no political experts have been organized up to this point, a senior government official said.

“Whether to permit Nepali young people to be selected under the Agnipath conspire requires a public agreement so there is no chance of taking the choice in a quick impact,” said Lamsal.

The Indian Army will enlist a sum of 40,000 Agniveers in two groups after the enrollment and choice cycle across India is finished.

In Nepal, it intends to prepare around 25,000 adolescents beginning in December and 15,000 in February 2023, as per media reports.