On 15 June, 2020 India and Nepal signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to improve infrastructure of the Pashupatinath temple complex (Kathmandu, Nepal). India Nepal sign Mou

Points To Note

The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed between the Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration of Nepal (Hridayesh Tripathi) and Indian Embassy in Nepal (Vinay Mohan Kwatra). Under the agreement, India has pledged to extend financial aid of Rs 2.33 crores. The project is to be implemented by Kathmandu Metropolitan city (Nepal).

India’s aid comes amidst a raging border row between the two nations.

Pashupatinath Temple

The Pashupatinath temple is the largest Hindu temple complex in Nepal. It is located on the Bagmati river of (in Kathmandu) Nepal. The temple is one of the UNESCO World Heritage site.

Bagmati river

The river is considered holy by both Hindus and Buddhists runs through the Kathmandu Valley of Nepal and separates Kathmandu from Patan. The river flows in India and Nepal. It is a tributary of Kosi river.

India Nepal Current Issue

The Parliament of Nepal recently passed an amendment bill to redraw its political map. The new map is to include Kalapani, Lipulekh and Limpiyadhura regions. These regions are disputed and are claimed by both countries India and Nepal. India Nepal sign Mou