Recently Nepal’s Prime Minister K..Sharma Oli and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang signed a Memorandum Of Understanding between both the countries for promotion of friendship & co-operation in development of Nepal’s Ports, Roads,Railways Aviation and Communication network in the mountainous region .
The above agreement would benefit both of these countries as technical know how & economic trade would ensure fast growth of Nepal which would see an increase of foreign tourists in large numbers due to rapid development of infrastructure by Chinese in this mountainous region hence the figures of tourists visiting our country will gradually show a downward trend.
I feel it is the right time for India to follow up the same policy just like China by extending their co-operation and friendship for the development of infrastructure in Nepal be it Civil Ports, Railways ,Waterways or Airports. Nepal’s Premier may also respond, as in the near future both of the countries could reap the benefits of dealing in Imports and Exports of essential goods on a large scale by sending these commodities by Railways routes only.
China can enter into tripartite agreements of trade thus all of the three countries , China, Nepal and India could be benefited as more and more tourists would visit using Railway route . Medical Tourism in all the three countries would also get a further impetus.
It could be possible to send luxury tourists trains, semi luxury trains directly from India to Moscow passing through Nepal & Beijing , on seeing a good response from the tourists this rail route could further be extended and given connectivity with the longest rail route of the world, The Trans Siberian Railway which would make it possible for the tourists to reach Moscow in Russia as, well as other European countries of the world from our country.
Development of Ports, Airstrips, and heavy Industries in other countries is of utmost importance in Indian interests.
India could wait and watch for the recent developments and reactions.