Nihar R. Nayak

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  • Nihar R Nayak is Research Fellow at Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi. Click here for detailed profile.

    Khaleda Zia’s Conviction Will Only Add to Bangladesh’s Internal Political Chaos

    February 16, 2018

    Research Fellow, IDSA, Dr Nihar Nayak’s article on Bangladesh’s former Prime Minister, Khaleda Zia’s conviction, titled ‘Khaleda Zia’s Conviction Will Only Add to Bangladesh’s Internal Political Chaos’ was published in ‘The Wire’ on February 16, 2018. The article analyses how the verdict may push the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party into further crisis, clearing the way for the Awami League to form government in Dhaka again.

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    India's New Gateway to Bhutan: Northeast India could be Bhutan’s new gateway to the world.

    February 08, 2018

    Research Fellow IDSA, Dr Nihar Nayak’s article on the opening of Bhutan’s second consulate office in India, titled ‘India's New Gateway to Bhutan’ was published in ‘The Diplomat’ on February 8, 2018.

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    What Nepal’s Elections Say About its Foreign Policy

    December 12, 2017

    Research Fellow, IDSA, Dr Nihar Nayak’s commentary on Nepal elections, titled ‘What Nepal’s Elections Say About its Foreign Policy’ was published in South Asian Voices on December 12, 2017.

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    From barter to Dollar: Revival of SSR in Central Himalayas and its implications

    July 17, 2017

    Research Fellow, IDSA, Dr Nihar R Nayak’s paper entitled ‘From barter to Dollar: Revival of SSR in Central Himalayas and its implications,’ was published in the book ‘Unfolding Central Himalaya: The Cradle of Culture’, edited by B.K. Joshi and Maheshwar P. Joshi.

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    Peace Process in Nepal: Differences, Dialogue and Digression

    Event: 
    Fellows' Seminar
    June 01, 2017
    Time: 
    1030 to 1300 hrs

    China’s growing military ties with Nepal

    China has created a constituency within the Nepal Army during the last few years. Some senior officers of the NA favour deeper military cooperation with China to reap more benefits.

    March 31, 2017

    India-Nepal ties: Will PM Prachanda walk the extra mile for a warmer relationship?

    September 17, 2016

    Research Fellow, IDSA, Dr Nihar Nayak’s article on India Nepal relations, titled ‘India-Nepal ties: Will PM Prachanda walk the extra mile for a warmer relationship?’ was published in First Post on September 17, 2016.

    India’s Predicament in Post-Blockade Nepal

    May 28, 2016

    China, the US, and some EU countries prefer continuation of the Left alliance in Nepal for their concern over replacing “secularism” with “Hinduism” in the Nepal’s Constitution. Therefore, the EU, which has a reputation of backing human rights and social justice for the marginalised groups, surprisingly keeps silence even when the Janajatis and Madhesis feel that their interests are not accommodated in the new Constitution. Despite facilitating Nepal’s experiment with democracy and its continuing aid for humanitarian causes, India is projected as an overly interfering neighbour.

    Pokhara Parleys: Efforts to Connect SAARC

    Pokhara Parleys: Efforts to Connect SAARC

    While India may wait for full cooperation of other member countries to make SAARC a success, it must take the initiative for forging more agreements in matters concerning economic and social cooperation.

    March 22, 2016

    Landlocked and Transit Developing Countries: Nepal’s Transit Route Negotiations with India

    There are multiple levels of relationship between India and Nepal. This article deals exclusively with their bilateral transit relations, focusing on their negotiations in the context of Nepal as a landlocked developing country (LLDC). While LLDCs consider their free access to the nearest seaport through a transit country as a natural right, the transit countries often bargain with them from a position of strength.

    March 2016

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