NEW DELHI, Aug 24 - Nepal today assured India that it would not allow any activity against its �friendly neighbour�, as the two sides signed eight pacts, including on cooperation in countering drug trafficking and post-earthquake reconstruction in the Himalayan nation.
After comprehensive talks with his Nepalese counterpart Sher Bahadur Deuba, Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid emphasis on closer cooperation between the security and defence forces of the two countries in order to avoid misuse of the open border between India and Nepal.
�Defence ties and assistance in security is an important aspect of our partnership. Our defence interests are also dependent and connected to each other,� Modi said at a joint press briefing after the talks.
Deuba gave an assurance of �every support, every help and cooperation�.
�As you (Modi) mentioned that Nepal has an open border... I would like to assure you that Nepal will never allow any activity against friendly neighbour India and there will be every support, every help and cooperation from our side,� Deuba said.
Acknowledging that there were �issues� in the implementation of the Constitution, he expressed confidence that a Constitution �encompassing� the views of the people from all sections and ethnicities would be a reality.
Modi, too, exuded confidence that Nepal would take into consideration the aspirations of all its citizens during the implementation of the Constitution. � PTI