India and the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) are in touch with one another at different ranges for quite some time now, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) stated on Friday.
The feedback by MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi at a media briefing got here following a query on a report that India Delhi held its first political dialogue with NATO in December 2019.
“India and NATO have kept in touch in Brussels at different levels for quite some time now. This is part of our contacts with various stakeholders on global issues of mutual interests,” he stated.
NATO is a number one intergovernmental army grouping of 30 member nations that was established in the aftermath of World War II. The grouping features underneath the framework of collective safety.
The headquarters of NATO is in Brussels.
To a separate query on Nepalese international minister Narayan Khadka’s go to to China and Beijing agreeing to help the Himalayan nation in its connectivity tasks, Bagchi didn’t give a direct Answer.
At the identical time, he stated relations with Nepal are “unique” and so they stand on their very own advantage.
“Our relations with Nepal are unique and I do not need to highlight that. They stand on their own merit. I would not like to comment on what has been discussed or what could be the investment,” he stated referring to Khadka’s go to.
“I think India-Nepal relations, particularly the economic ties, connectivity and people-to-people relations are very special,” he stated. Bagchi stated the Indian authorities is all the time retains an eye fixed on actions that might impinge on its safety pursuits.
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