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India says ‘will help Nepal build rail link to Kathmandu’

KATHMANDU: India will help Nepal construct a rail link between capital Kathmandu and an Indian border town for smoother movement of passengers and cargo to the landlocked Himalayan nation, which neighboring China is also trying to woo with a similar plan. An agreement to study the feasibility of a rail line linking the two countries was signed by officials on Friday during a meeting between Nepal’s Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli and Indian premier Narendra Modi on the sidelines of a regional summit of seven South and East…

India agrees to open waterways, rail link to Nepal capital

KATHMANDU: India agreed on Saturday to construct a rail link to Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu, and to open up inland waterways in the landlocked Himalayan nation that has also been courted by China with transport deals. The agreement emerged at the end of talks in New Delhi between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Nepali counterpart K.P. Sharma Oli, making his first foreign visit to India after returning to power earlier this year. During his earlier tenure, Oli sealed deals with Beijing in 2016 to use Chinese…