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Complete peace process on time,India tells Nepal

India has told Nepal that the peace process must be completed on time — a clear indication that it would not endorse further extension.

Written by Yubaraj Ghimire | Kathmandu | Published: April 22, 2011 12:22:40 am

India has told Nepal that the peace process must be completed on time — a clear indication that it would not endorse further extension of the constituent assembly’s tenure beyond May 28,Foreign Minister S M Krishna,who is here on a three-day visit,said on Thursday.

In another development,Krishna got an assurance that nothing would be done to harm the image and professionalism of the Nepal Army. “I was assured that they recognised the importance of preserving the professional integrity and apolitical nature of the Army.”

Krishna was blunt in raising India’s concern over the obstruction of India-aided hydro projects,and the threat to Ambassador Rakesh Sood by Maoist workers.

“I conveyed our serious concern on the attacks on our Ambassador and requested the government to provide adequate safety to Indian diplomats and diplomatic premises,” Krishna said.

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