Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli, centre right, leaves after virtually inaugurating the Nepal-India cross border petroleum pipeline through video conference. Photo: AP

India opens cross-border pipeline with Nepal, as it seeks to counter China’s influence

  • The 69km pipeline is seen as part of India’s efforts to increase its influence in Nepal, where China is also making deep inroads
  • India and Nepal share a 1,751km border and have close cultural and religious bonds, but ties have been strained in recent years
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Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli, centre right, leaves after virtually inaugurating the Nepal-India cross border petroleum pipeline through video conference. Photo: AP
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