- 1300 soldiers to be recruited under the Agneepath scheme in Nepal
- The whole matter has reached Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba.
- Many questions have arisen regarding the recruitment of Nepalese youth into the Indian Army.
Agniveer Scheme: There was utter uproar all over the country regarding the Agneepath scheme. During this, fires and vandalism were set in many parts. The Government of India and the State Government have suffered a lot due to these incidents. After several days, the case was stopped, that there has now been an uproar in Nepal about this plan. The Indian Army has suffered a setback due to the Agniveer scheme. Government of Nepal has instructed to stop the recruitment of Gorkha jawans from the Indian Army to be held in Butwal today until this whole dispute with India is resolved. Nepal’s Foreign Minister Narayan Khadka has met Indian Ambassador to Kathmandu Naveen Srivastava to resolve the Agneepath dispute. The Indian Army has been recruiting Gurkha soldiers from Nepal since British rule for its Gorkha Regiment.
1300 Nepalese youth are to be recruited
According to the Kathmandu Post newspaper, the Modi government had earlier in June asked the government of Nepal what it thought about the Agneepath scheme? At that time the Sher Bahadur Deuba government did not respond to it. Meanwhile, officials said the Indian Army recruitment, which was to be held on August 25 in Butwal in Lumbini province, has been suspended. He said negotiations are still ongoing on this whole matter. The Indian side had earlier informed the Nepal government in June that it wanted to recruit Gurkha troops to Butwal on 25 August and Dharan on 1 September. However, the Government of Nepal did not respond to this, which has raised many questions regarding the recruitment of Nepali youths into the Indian Army. Let us tell you that a section of Nepal has always opposed the recruitment of Nepalese youth in the Indian Army. On the other hand, the other faction says that the recruitment of Nepalese youth under the Agneepath scheme is against the tripartite treaty signed between Nepal, India and the British government in 1947. Under the Agneepath scheme, 1300 soldiers are to be recruited in Nepal, but because of this dispute, the youth will not be able to be recruited.
The decision is up to the prime minister
The report said the entire matter reached Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba after Nepal’s foreign ministry did not respond until the last minute. Deuba then directed Foreign Secretary Khadka to take a decision immediately. According to sources, the Nepali Prime Minister also said that this is a very sensitive matter. On Tuesday, Prime Minister Deuba met Khadka and his foreign affairs adviser Arun Subedi. In this meeting, Khadka expressed concern about what would be the future of the youth who would be fired after 4 years of service in the Indian Army. He expressed fear that these young people could be abused. The Nepalese Prime Minister directed Foreign Minister Khadka to discuss the matter with all concerned. After that, Khadka met the Indian ambassador and discussed Agneepath. He said the Government of Nepal will take a decision on the Agneepath scheme in the next day or two. According to sources, Prime Minister Deuba was upset that Foreign Minister Khadka did not take any action for two months on India’s permission letter. At the same time, Subedi said India may delay its recruitment until Nepal takes a decision.
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