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Nehru and Nepal

Nehru Rejected Offer to Make Nepal Province of India, Indira May Have Taken It: Pranab in Autobiography

Nehru dealt with Nepal very diplomatically, Mukherjee writes. “After the Rana rule was replaced by the monarchy in Nepal, he wished for democracy to take root. Interestingly, Nepal’s king, Tribhuvan Bir Bikram Shah, had suggested to Nehru that Nepal be made a province of India. But Nehru rejected the offer on the grounds that Nepal was an independent nation and must remain so,” he says.