India to grant Nepal access to two key ports in Gujarat & Odisha under trade, transit treaties

New Delhi: Despite several challenges plaguing the bilateral relationship of late, India and Nepal are all set to upgrade their bilateral trade and transit ties under which Kathmandu will be given access to some of the key Indian ports along with enhanced reach for its agriculture produce .

Under its ‘Neighbourhood First’ policy the Narendra Modi government has decided that it will now allow Nepal to export and import goods from two of India’s strategic ports — Mundra Port in Gujarat and Dhamra Port in Odisha — under the yet to be revised transit treaty, negotiations for which are going on, diplomatic sources told.

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