Nihar R Nayak

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

    Political Cost of PM Bhattarai’s India Visit

    The visit gave an opportunity to both India and the Maoists to settle some of their misunderstandings. However, it could be a huge risk for India to engage him more at the individual level than at the party level.

    October 31, 2011

    Time to Reassure Nepal

    S.M. Krishna should reassure the people of Nepal that India has always acted in the interests of the Nepalese people and that it has no intention to interfere in the internal politics of the country.

    April 19, 2011

    Will the ‘New’ left government resolve the political impasse in Nepal?

    Although the option for the Maoists to join the Khanal government is open, for the time being the chances of a consensus government look remote.

    February 16, 2011

    New Nepal: The Fault Lines by Nishchal Nath Pandey

    Sage, New Delhi, 2010, ISBN 9788132103165

    January 2011

    Nepal 2010: Uncertainties Galore

    The peace process was deadlocked, with extreme polarization within and among the political parties on various issues.

    January 10, 2011

    Changing Dynamics of China’s Relationship with Nepal: The post-monarchy period

    Fellows' Seminar
    January 21, 2011
    1030 to 1300 hrs

    India–Nepal Peace and Friendship Treaty (1950): Does it Require Revision?

    The Treaty of Peace and Friendship signed between India and Nepal in 1950 has been a subject of debate within Nepal. The issue has been regularly featured in left parties' election manifestos in Nepal and become an agenda item in bilateral talks. India has agreed to review, adjust and update the treaty while giving due recognition to the special features of the bilateral relationship. Nepal's reservations to the treaty are based on the argument that the treaty compromises Nepal's ability to pursue an independent defence and foreign policy.

    July 2010

    Impending Crisis in Nepal

    With Prachanda’s announcement that the Maoists intend to launch an indefinite nationwide general strike, a major crisis seems to be brewing in Nepal.

    April 29, 2010