India’s Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has said some forces want to spoil India’s ties with Nepal, but asserted the government of India would not let that happen at any cost.
Speaking at a function at Sainya Dham (martyrs memorial) in Dehradun, he further said the country’s armed forces are free to take their own decisions.
“There are some forces which want to spoil our ties with Nepal but I want to tell you as a representative of the government that we will not let that happen come what may,” remarked Singh. “India won’t let its relations with Nepal get jeopardized or snapped even if we have to keep our heads bowed,” he assured.
“We will not let our relations with Nepal get jeopardised or snapped even if we have to keep our heads bowed. I think saying this much is enough in this context,” he said without much elaboration. Mentioning Tibet, he said, India has emotional ties with Tibet too but the situation has changed now. He also said the route from India to Mansarovar via Lipulekh pass has been cleared.