India ' s coldness Shows immaturity
By | Nita Budhathoki
Once the idea of Trilateral Cooperation among Nepal, China and India in some areas of Nepal's mega Infrastructural projects was floated during Former Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dhahal ' s April 14-20 Visit China, India Immediately SHOT the idea down.
Talking with visiting media persons in New Delhi on April 23, 2013, Indian External Affairs Minister Salman Khursid, said, "It may be too early to be working on it."
India's counteracting res ponse on Proposed Trilateral Cooperation has given much space for Political Suspicion rather than the Economic Collaboration Between the three ancient neighbors.
As India could have been afraid to lose its hold on Nepal's Trade, Economy and politics due to the beginning of new phase of Trilateral Cooperation, the Indian Establishment is expressing its Myopic Vision, observers Believed.
Former Foreign and Finance Minister Dr.. Prakash Chandra Lohani, who is Also the Senior Leader of Rastriya Prajatantra Party , termed New Delhi's attitude as 'Viceroy syndrome'. This attitude of India have been evident in larger projects so far either in Kosi or Gandak River project agreements.
Such Agreements have benefitted One Country at the cost of another, the Smaller NAT ion and if Trilateral Cooperation begins, India will have to give up its Monopoly, he Said.
Suraj Vaidya, president of Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI) pointed out the mistake of forwarding the idea of Trilateral Cooperation Politically.
'' India showed its immaturity by reacting over the idea of ??trilateral cooperation and it should be tackled with clear agendas,'' Vaidya said.
Former Senior economist and vice chairperson of National Planning Commission, Deependra Bahadur Kshe TRY is of the View that India Should be MENTALLY prepared for tripartite Cooperation in doing business in Commercial terms.
India even did Officially Not Take Part in the first South Asia Exposition in Kunming 2013 Organized by the Yunan Province of China on June 6-10, an instance sufficient to explain the overconfidence of the Indian Side.
China has been proposing an economic corridor among China, India, Myanmar and Bangladesh which has drawn global attention.
This Sort of Economic Corridor is Believed t O Join South East Asia with South Asian Economies. It can Stand on the trans-Himalayan Foundation of Cooperation Between Nepal, China and India that could Result in Regional prosperity in future. Notice it will Hope New Delhi .
(Source: Sixth Page of APD 1st issue, published in July 2013)