Would like India to help us restore the glory of Nepal: Envoy
National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) came in for a special praise from Nepalese Ambassador Deep Kumar Upadhyay for their rescue operations in his country following the killer quake last month, who also sought assistance from India in rebuilding the quake-ravaged country.
Upadhyay, who was speaking at a function to felicitate NDRF men by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, also sought to downplay the controversy revolving around Indian presence in his country and requested media to play a positive role.
“If someone has committed a mistake, we should forget it and move on. We should report only positive things. There should be no negativity. We should not undermine the close relations shared by the two countries,” he said, without elaborating any further on it.
To a question that there has been a comparison drawn between India and China, as to the relief efforts by them for the qauke-hit country, the Nepalese envoy said “both the countries share good relations with us. Both of them are helping us. Let’s not talk about comparisons.”
The Nepalese envoy also sought cooperation from India in rebuilding his country, hit by a massive earthquake, its worst in over 80 years.