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Bid to open Nepal door

New Delhi, Dec. 21: The chief of the Indian Army has invited the chief of the Royal Nepal Army to visit India, a move that conveys to Kathmandu Delhi’s willingness to pick up the threads of a military relationship despite the diplomatic frostiness after King Gyanendra’s coup of February 1.

The invitation ' if accepted ' is a diplomatic move through the military channel. Last week, foreign secretary Shyam Saran visited Kathmandu.

India is now watching when the RNA chief will fit a trip to India into his schedule after successive visits to China and Pakistan.

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