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R N Das’ Article on Nepal’s Ties With India, China Published in ‘The Tribune’

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  • March 12, 2012

    Senior Fellow, IDSA, Dr RN Das’ analytical report titled ‘Nepal’s ties with India, China - How Kathmandu is striking a fine balance’ was published in leading daily, ‘The Tribune’, on March 12, 2012.


    When Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao visited Kathmandu on January 14, after the deferment of his earlier scheduled visit, the media highlighted the largesse of economic aid and other kinds of assistance. There were certain diplomatic nuances, too, which could not miss the attention of the discerning observers of Nepal’s foreign policy postures towards China and India. During the five-hour visit the Chinese Premier announced a “one-time special grant” of $20 million as well as an assistance of 200 million RMB ($31.75 million) this year under a 750 million RMB grant spread over three years. China also committed to providing both economic and technical support to strengthen Nepal’s police force.

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