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.

    Growing Maoist Activism in Assam: Sinister and Calculated Moves

    Although law enforcement agencies have been receiving timely reports about growing Maoist activities in Assam, it appears that they do not pay much attention to the issue.

    February 24, 2012

    Chinese PM in Nepal: A short visit but a long trail?

    Wen Jiabao’s visit came about at a time when China is concerned about the ongoing political instability in Nepal and is looking for new political partners after the fall of the monarchy.

    January 18, 2012

    The Madhesi Movement in Nepal: Implications for India

    This article examines the different narratives on the ‘Madhes’ identity, and situates this discourse in the ethno-linguistic mosaic of the Terai region as well as the larger Nepali political scenario, by identifying the reasons for their increasing assertiveness in politics. The paper argues that exploitation and discrimination by the upper-caste Pahadi migrant communities (especially during the monarchy period) and the Nepali state has played an important role in the consolidation of the Madhesi identity.

    July 2011

    UCPN-Maoist’s Two Line Struggle: A Critical Analysis

    Fellows' Seminar
    December 23, 2011
    1030 to 1300 hrs

    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