Nepal

You are here

  • Share
  • Tweet
  • Email
  • Whatsapp
  • Linkedin
  • India’s Policy Response to China’s Investment and Aid to Nepal, Sri Lanka and Maldives: Challenges and Prospects

    Regional strategic dynamics in South Asia is in a state of flux since the announcement of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). China emphasises on the economic aspect of investment in infrastructures and energy projects, but strategic underpinning are very much apparent. China loan has created indebtedness in these countries and has helped Beijing to gain strategic foothold in the region which India considers as core to its security. India’s aid programme though focuses on the neighbourhood, it remains small compared to China and suffers from delivery deficit.

    May 2019

    Oli’s India visit: Resetting bilateral relations for mutual benefit

    The purposes of the visit have been achieved and a new phase of relationship has begun with India acknowledging Nepal as an ‘equal partner’.

    April 11, 2018

    BIMSTEC at 20: Hopes and Apprehensions

    BIMSTEC needs to build on regional synergies and work towards utilising the available resources optimally by focusing on fewer priority areas and undertaking projects that are economically feasible.

    June 20, 2017

    Sub-Regionalism in South Asia: A Case Study of the Bangladesh–Bhutan–Nepal–India Motor Vehicles Agreement

    This article has two parts. The first part aims at analysing why nations are increasingly going beyond their multilateral and regional moorings to secure and advance their national interests. In doing so, why and how do they indulge in sub-regional engagements? It has been empirically seen across the board in almost every part of the world that sub-regional growth initiatives play a significant role in regional integration.

    January 2017

    Raushan Raj asked: What caused India's diplomatic misadventures in Nepal, Maldives and Sri Lanka?

    Ashok Kumar Behuria replies: This question wrongly preconceives that India was on an adventure, on the diplomatic front, in the neighbourhood, and it has backfired. In reality, this is not the way one should look at diplomacy or foreign policy practices of a state. In the post-Cold War period, the regional geo-political reality has changed massively. India's policy preferences have changed too, to address a whole new set of challenges that have popped up on the horizon, while some of the old challenges have become even more complex and complicated.

    Contextualizing Madhesi Frustration in the Wake of Nepal’s New Constitution

    Contextualizing Madhesi Frustration in the Wake of Nepal’s New Constitution

    The only way to resolve the crisis is to acknowledge Madeshis as genuine citizens of Nepal, whose respect and dignity can be protected by a clear recognition of their rights in the new constitution.

    September 28, 2015

    Post-Constitution Shivers in Nepal and India’s Response

    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.

    September 28, 2015

    New Nepal, Old Politics

    New Nepal, Old Politics

    The issue of ‘consensus’ that has been at the core of writing a constitution has been eroded through majoritarianism to secure the entrenchment in power of the hill political elites.

    September 28, 2015

    Nepal's New Constitution: An Analysis from the Madheshi Perspective

    Nepal's New Constitution: An Analysis from the Madheshi Perspective

    What the country needs is goodwill and support from all stakeholders inside and outside to move the reconciliation process forward and build on the peace, and all at the right pace.

    September 24, 2015

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

    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.

    June 19, 2015

    Pages

    Top