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Handing Over of vehicles by Government of India to Nepal for conduct of elections

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In a ceremony organized today, Ambassador Naveen Srivastava, on behalf of Government of
India, handed over 200 vehicles to Mr. Janardan Sharma, Finance Minister of Nepal, as a gift of India for
logistical support to various Nepali institutions for conduct of elections.

2. These vehicles are being handed over at the request of Government of Nepal for utilization
during elections, of which 120 vehicles are for the utilization by security forces and 80 vehicles are for
the utilization by Election Commission of Nepal. These vehicles would prove to be useful in further
augmenting the logistical arrangements of various institutions of Nepal across the country for
conducting the polls.

3. Finance Minister Mr. Janardan Sharma thanked Government and people of India for their
continued support in form of development partnership with Nepal, including the gifting of these
vehicles.

4. Government of India has been extending support in the form of vehicles as per the request of
the Government of Nepal in previous years as well, for the utilization by Election Commission as well as
the security forces of Nepal. Till date, more than 2400 vehicles have been gifted to various Nepali
institutions for support during elections, including approx. 2000 vehicles to Nepal Police and Armed
Police Forces and approx. 400 vehicles to Nepali Army and Election Commission.

5. India and Nepal enjoy multi-faceted and multi-sectoral development partnership that is
reflective of the closeness of the people of both countries. The extending of these logistical provisions
reflects the continued support of the Government of India for contributing to development of people to
people links.

Kathmandu, Nepal
01 November, 2022

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