China to supply Nepal with 1,000 MT of fuel

The Chinese government would be dispatching the fuel through Kerung pass along the Nepal-Tibet border, and “the consignment may be arriving here by early next week,” according to top sources.

Written by Yubaraj Ghimire | Kathmandu | Updated: October 25, 2015 3:43 am
nepal india, nepal protests, nepal oil trade, nepal fuel trade, nepal china ties, nepal china fuel, nepal news, world news, nepal crisis Nepal’s new Prime Minister K P Oli (R) with President Ram Baran Yadav in Kathmandu on Monday. (Source: Reuters)

Amid strain in ties between India and Nepal hitting the fuel supply to the Himalayan nation, China will be sending 1,000 metric tonnes of petrol to Nepal in grants within the next few days, according to high-placed government sources.

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The Chinese gesture comes as a big relief for Nepal that remains fuel-starved following obstruction in supply from India for the past five weeks. The government of India has cited security reasons and discouraged Indian trucks to enter Nepal following the protests leading to a sharp fall in the supply of petroleum products and acute shortage that has fuelled anti-India sentiments across the Himalayan country.

Prime Minister K P Oli had a meeting with Chinese ambassador Wu Chuntai on Friday with a request to supply fuel.

“Initially China will be providing 1,000 metric tonnes of petrol soon, and then terms and conditions would be worked out,” sources said. Indian supply of essential commodities including fuel and medicines however continues from other entry points other than the Raxaul border crossing that accounts for the biggest volume of export to Kathmandu due to cheaper transportation cost.

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First Published on: October 25, 2015 3:35 am
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    khan
    Oct 24, 2015 at 7:52 pm
    India under modi is on path to self destruction. Modi has proved two nations theory right which no body did in seven decades. No neighbor is in good terms with India. I think it's wake up call
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      Phurba
      Oct 25, 2015 at 7:53 pm
      Far better to do business with India than China .nepales gov have to fix this m asp poor people's are suffering in Nepal.
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        Ravi
        Oct 27, 2015 at 5:24 am
        Billions $ for earthquake victims? My foot, All India sent were few sacks of rotten rice and outdated medicine. You gone crazy or what.Forgot your TV journalist chased away by the villagers when the guys instead of concentrating on rescue efforts were asking a little girl who was still being pulled silly question like if she remembered the last Hindi film she had seen!! A wise enemy is better than a foolish friend so said Chanakya about Indians centuries ago.True!,
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          Saket
          Oct 24, 2015 at 5:38 pm
          The communists had chosen long back, all this blockade stuff is bloody nautanki. Congrats Nepal, U finally have a durable friend that it had long wished for. Next aim for treaty like India with China. Open the borders, then CONvert. And please limit your bigoted views to Nepali newspapers, get out of India. Close the borders with us for good. Regards
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            Pramod
            Oct 25, 2015 at 11:02 pm
            I just want to add that before most of the nepalese did have anti indian sentiments... Thanks to continuos interval blockade by the indian govt. But modi coming to power and his visit and speech had raised better hopes between indian and nepalese bond. Most of the nepalese believed that things have changed.... But now after the revenge atude tht the consution was not on their liking ... Hence the blockade..... And all that modi had achieved in Nepal turned 180 degree .. We nepalese have better connection with the Indians .... Cultural and diversities are similar.... We would prefer india rather chinese.... But remember we are NEPALESE with excess of pride, endurance and courage... Till date we have never surrendered and we are the only country in the world that has never been conquered or under foreign rule.... Don't have ur policies like Bhutan or Fiji for us.. we r different so mend ur policies likewise.. Else we are just like a river we have to flow.. U create a dam if we have strength we will flood else divert n flow on a newer path... We request the indian govt to open eyes u have already made political bers.... Now mend ur ways else Nepal will be out of ur reach and we will have an unmendable relations
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              DrAmbedkar
              Oct 24, 2015 at 5:36 pm
              The Collegium has been a fraud on the Republic of India. The Bakwas 1000 page judgement can be bolied down to two pages: which essential consist of the argument that the 2nd and 3rd Judges cases are gospel truth, therefore the NJAC is unconsutional. The argument of Rohatgi and mine is that 2nd and 3rd Judges cases were unconsutionally decided, and moreover no longer valid. The 5 Judge Bench was not competent to relook at the 2nd and 3rd Judges cases, so its hands were tied, and their result was expected. The Law Minister seems lost to not challenge this to a higher 9 or 11 Judge Bench. I will file the challenge myself as a Writ Peion.
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                Ashok
                Oct 25, 2015 at 8:56 am
                India lets Nepalese first exploit.
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                  Bijaya Mallapaty
                  Oct 25, 2015 at 11:10 am
                  Yubraj ji, I understand the logic behind government formally not using the word 'blockade', but even you using this caution is surprising! Let's call a spade a spade!
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                    Pashupatinath
                    Oct 29, 2015 at 3:23 am
                    Although I am not a historian but the anti-India sentiments were felt when I was in kathmandu in September. Every news media carries anti-india stories, school buses were torched down connecting links to Indian funded school, they blame the Indian media for handling the Earthquake reporting shabbily, they like to believe that Nepali politicians are bought and controlled by Indian establishment for ages, etc etc. Even a taxi driver in kathmandu told me a bizarre explanation how King Birendra was conspired and killed by India, In his understanding Sonia hi was stopped from entering the "Pashupatinath Temple" that's why India took revenge to Kill the Great king. So we are discussing a matter where public sentiments are skewed by media with vested Chinese interest. You won't find a single person in Kathmandu who has anything positive to say about India. So why do we support this country, make our fuel and essential commodities available for this ungrateful lot? Well yes, we have all grown up having nepali security guards in our houses and residential complexes. But we forgot that with Indian generosity and foreign donors Nepal has become one of the corrupt country in the world. The people in kathmandu doesn't think about the millions of Nepali workers and families in India. Their anti-India sentiment comes out of insecurity and growing Chinese influence which they see as only hope to save them from this "Big brother" complex. No more kings and queens, no more Hindu ties can cure this relation.Now Its all about economics. Expect a bumpy ride in days to come and the sufferers will be poor nepali people who comes to India just for a daily wage of 350 INR. Jai pashupatinath!
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                      Bimod Dev
                      Oct 25, 2015 at 7:04 pm
                      We are all Nepalese are fade up with Indian (Dhoti) policy. Now a days, we all (real Nepalese) hate India Dhoti. #BackOffIndia. Our country will be developed if the open border between Nepal and India is close. Lets close indian border and let false nepalese go to india.
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                        SM
                        Oct 27, 2015 at 11:17 pm
                        is your consution all inclusive? No consution of any country can satisfy 100% of its people.
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                          S.Gonesh
                          Oct 24, 2015 at 4:33 pm
                          The majority Hindus of Nepal are misled by some leaders, who are seeking help with the communist China. China never will never give the Hindus what they need, namely freedom and progress. The leaders who are hungry of Chinese oil, are forgotten who they are. China will make Nepal a consumer-colony with no freedom just like Tibet. The Hindus of Nepal must reject this foolish policy. The Hindus must stand up and claim their freedom.
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                            Vijay
                            Oct 24, 2015 at 4:51 pm
                            The contents of news except the blockade by agitating madhesi parties in border chekpoint are true...shame on the false news to The indian EXPRESS...Please do not hide the facts, The blockade has been done by Indian rulers ...denying filling fuel tankera came from Nepal by state run authority IOC by order of Central govt. , is not that Indian Blockade...Calling agitating parties leaders in Indian Emby at Kathmandu and ordered them to sit at border check point, will that uplift Indian image in global arena...???
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                              Vijay
                              Oct 24, 2015 at 5:03 pm
                              what a non sense, its not the issue of religion like Hidusm or any others ..its the issue of national sovereignty and interference of other countries internal matters ..
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                                One brother
                                Oct 26, 2015 at 7:37 pm
                                Its true in India and Nepal, Hindu hate Hindu. Hindus are worst enemy of Hindus. One caste in Nepal hate other caste and so in India. Keep up your blockade brothers. You are great. Do not you import fuel from other country?
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                                  Chalchalrenowjawan
                                  Oct 24, 2015 at 4:25 pm
                                  Long ago Chanakya has laid down that the King should NOT lock himself in permanent enmity with his neighbours! He should convert the girdle of states intoa"garland of friendship"ere it turns out to be a noose!
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                                    Chun Gurung
                                    Oct 25, 2015 at 9:33 am
                                    Dear friends those who DISLIKED this news-story, please do not view it with political lens. The people in Kathmandu and other part of the Himalayan country Nepal; have severely been suffering with acute fuel crisis. You can not feel the suffering and pain of patient’s currently undergoing treatment in hospital beds, lives have been paralyzed here. Presumably, you're far away from Nepal and cannot feel life without fuel. We have not forgotten instant noodles, boxes of biscuits that we received from our Indian folks, including street vendors. We enjoy excellent cultural and social relation with Indian folks and not keen on dirty politics.
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                                      srenl
                                      Oct 24, 2015 at 7:22 pm
                                      Dashain & tihar which was always rejoiced by nepali people have been severely affected by this blockade. Many nepalese had to suffer during this occasion which always had brought them happiness.... I know nepalese are resilient but this atude by their neighbour will always remain forever.
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                                        Mukund
                                        Oct 25, 2015 at 10:13 pm
                                        You nepali guys were always anti indian. Only some hindus in nepal were with india. Do one thing if you like china so much which can be seen as a part of chinese game plan please go chinese way and become another tibet. China is a great friend of yours for a reason. It does not share any religious, culture or language with you unfortunately.. You forget how indians gave their heart and soul serving nepal during earthquake. If you treat your madhesi brothers like slaves as per the comments given, then it shows the upper caste mindset and racist ideology of nepalese people. Communist movements have been paid and sponsored by china, the strategy is to downgrade the madhesis who count for more than 50% of your people. Any country with people having racist mindset towards its own people will have repercussions. let the madhesis backed by india go on a war with chinese backed nepalese like you. Let the w madhesh come separate from you. We will drive the nepalese out of Gornd and put the original bodos, lepchas, bhutias and other tribes who were the original inhabitants of so called gornd. The king of Nepal conquered it and made it thier slave kingdom and then gave it to the british who inturn gave it back to its legitimate owner - India. If the mindset is anti indian so let it be. Madhesis will not take it lying down. We all indians would support the madhesis against you. you can be backed by the chinese and finally we will divide nepal to half. We want to close your borders for ever. but the borders with start from the Madhesh Nepal border.You guys are playing with fire. Madhesis will never forget you and I can ure you the hindi heartland of india would always treat you like chinese agents. Go to tibet and see for yourself how chinese have treated the freedom loving tibetians. Hope china one day would take over north nepal, which is a part of the agenda for greater tibet. best of luck. Chini Nepali bhai bhai.
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                                          Deepak Bista
                                          Oct 25, 2015 at 7:06 am
                                          China is providing some fuel supply to Nepal. It is very good news and it is a symbolic gesture from China a friend in need and deed! But Nepalese people must find a permanent solution to its diplomatic failure, geographical problem and over dependable economy to the unpredictable southern neighbour which wants to take advantage of its problems and weaknesses.
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                                            Deepak Bista
                                            Oct 25, 2015 at 7:07 am
                                            China is providing some fuel supply to Nepal. It is very good news and it is a symbolic gesture from China a friend in need and deed! But Nepalese people must find a permanent solution to its diplomatic failure, geographical problem and over dependable economy to the unpredictable southern neighbour which wants to take advantage of its problems and weaknesses.
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