June 10, 1990 |
India and Nepal took a major step toward improving their strained relations by agreeing to end a 14-month-old trade and transit dispute that has staggered Nepal's economy, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said. The dispute was resolved during a two-hour meeting Friday involving Indian Prime Minister Vishwanath Pratap Singh and his Nepalese counterpart, Krishna Prasad Bhattarai, the Indian official said.
May 7, 2012 |
Deo Man Limbu sat in a veterans hall lined with pictures of old soldiers and reflected on his years of service, his battles and his dreams. The retired major with Britain's legendary Gurkhas faced the Argentines in the 1982 Falklands War, when being a member of one of the world's most feared fighting forces had its advantages. Well before hostilities started, British military planners had encouraged photographs of Gurkhas sharpening their fearsome curved knives — no one seemed to ask why you'd bring a knife to a gunfight — and media stories about their fighting prowess.