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Nihar R Nayak

Nihar R Nayak is Associate Fellow at Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi. Click here for detail profile.

Nepal’s pronounced pro-China tilt

January 17, 2016

Associate Fellow, IDSA, Nihar Nayak's article titled "Nepal’s pronounced pro-China tilt" published in The Hindu .

Nepal’s oil diplomacy could hurt India

November 11, 2015

Breaking its four-decade-long record of dependency on India for fossil fuel, Nepal entered into an oil trade agreement with China on October 28. A memorandum of understanding was signed between the Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) and China National United Oil Corporation (PetroChina) in Beijing. While confirming the deal China reportedly indicated that it “could well become a long-term fuel supplier to Nepal”.

Post-Constitution Shivers in Nepal and India’s Response

September 28, 2015
Post-Constitution Shivers in Nepal and India’s Response

The Indian reaction has led to notes of caution by some major countries. China, for instance, has suggested to Nepalese leaders that they should make the Constitution broad based.

BBIN-MVA: Pushing Regional Integration through Sub-regional Cooperation

June 19, 2015
BBIN-MVA: Pushing Regional Integration through Sub-regional Cooperation

The BBIN-MVA would enable seamless sub-regional connectivity, deeper integration on economic issues and people-to-people contact between the four counties.

Controversy over Lipu-Lekh Pass: Is Nepal’s Stance Politically Motivated?

June 09, 2015
Nepal claims that the Lipu-Lekh Pass, which was mentioned in the India-China joint statement of May 15, 2015, is a disputed tri-junction in which Nepal has an equal share.

Nepal claims that the Lipu-Lekh Pass, which was mentioned in the India-China joint statement of May 15, 2015, is a disputed tri-junction in which Nepal has an equal share.

The Nepal Earthquake: Could SAARC have been Effective?

June 02, 2015
The Nepal Earthquake: Could SAARC have been Effective?

In spite of the existence since October 2006 of a SAARC Disaster Management Centre, the Nepal earthquake brought to the fore the difficulties faced by this organization and its failure to rise to the occasion.

Strategic Himalayas: Republican Nepal and External Powers

2014
Strategic Himalayas: Republican Nepal and External Powers

The ten years of Maoist insurgency followed by the political vacuum after the abolition of the monarchy and the delay in the drafting of the Constitution has given credence to the role of external powers in shaping the domestic politics in that country. The book examines the nature of external powers’ role during the political transition in Nepal since 2006. It analyses Nepal’s relations with external powers’ in the framework of ‘small and major powers’.

Malkangiri: The Tri-junction under Maoist Fire

January 23, 2014

Compared to the worst Maoists-affected state of Odisha, in the neighbouring states of Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand, the level of violence has come down substantially. In the coming years, Malkangiri and other south-western border districts of Odisha will continue to bleed because of the Maoist quest for safe havens in these districts during hot pursuit by the Chhattisgarh police.

Caution is the Key

September 2013

Pushpa Kamal Dahal, alias Prachanda, made the trilateral proposal during his official visit to India in April 2013. This was the third time since 2010 that Prachanda had raised this issue. This concept seems to be a modified version of his earlier ‘equidistance policy’, which was declared after he became prime minister in September 2008. He proposed trilateral cooperation for the first time in October 2010 after visiting Beijing.

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