A month later, we still haven`t seen a significant disastrous move from Delhi, which betrays clear intentions, especially in the context of friendly relations marked by a positive phone call between the two leaders in early April. The silence speaks volumes, and the relationship could now be in a deep freeze. We do not know the exact reasons, but it probably turns out that Delhi is not comfortable dealing with the problem here or in the current context. Over time, Indian economic sanctions have continued to increase over Nepal. For example, preferential tariffs and transit duties on Nepalese goods that have been introduced or maintained in India, both imports and exports, have been suspended. Subsequently, India terminated the agreement on the processing of oil and storage surfaces in Calcutta for products destined for Nepal. Apart from these sanctions, India has eliminated all trade credits it has already systematically extended to Nepal. Article 4 Both governments agree to appoint, as agreed, consuls general, consulates, vice-consuls and other consulates located in cities, ports and other localities within the territory of the other territory. Consuls General, Consuls, Vice-Consuls and Consulates must be dressed in exequaturs or other valid authorizations for their appointment. Such an exequatur or authorization may, if necessary, be revoked by the country that issued it.
The reasons for revocation should, as far as possible, be indicated. The above persons enjoy, on the basis of reciprocity, all the rights, privileges, immunities and exemptions granted to persons with the equivalent status of another state. In any case, many people across the border were excited by the Prime Minister`s promise to befriend neighbours. Modi did not disappoint. By addressing the Kathmandu Parliament and the Constituent Assembly, widely described as “magic” in Nepal and wading through crowds in Kathmandu, Modi may have taken much of the poison recently accumulated in an ancient relationship. By stressing Kathmand`s absolute sovereignty and asserting that Delhi would not interfere in its internal affairs, Modi tried to address one of the main concerns that animate Nepal`s elites – India`s deep fear. Although Delhi is not uncommon among the small countries that live next to a large nation, it has been difficult, for all these decades, to overcome India`s deep-seated suspicions in Kathmandu. Modi confronted this central problem by proposing to revise the 1950 Friendship Treaty – many in Kathmandu, the symbol of an uneven relationship.