Delhi Police arrested two Nepali nationals said to be involved in supplying explosives to Nepal's Maoists this week, according to the Press Trust of India. Police, acting on a tip off, reportedly arrested Krishna Bahadur and Suraj Bahadur from Old Delhi Railway Station on 19 December as they were preparing to leave the Indian capital for Nepal. The two were held with 50 kg of poly-propylene powder, 389 detonators, 46 fuse wires and 28 gelatine sticks. The suspects are said to have admitted belonging to the rebel group and were to deliver the consignment to one Karan Bahadur.
Maoist violence has continued is different pockets of Nepal, mainly in the mid-West, even after the army was sent to fight the rebels on 26 November. On Wednesday a Maoist leader told the BBC that the insurgency would continue despite the army operations. He added that his party was ready to come to peace talks if government would agree to form a constituent assembly to draft a new constitution.