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  • 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

    Disaster Relief as a Political Tool: Analysing Indian and Chinese Responses after the Nepal Earthquakes

    In the aftermath of the 2015 earthquakes in Nepal, China and India immediately sent relief teams. The relief efforts in Nepal showcase a competitive aspect of the two major regional powers, as China seeks to gradually increase its influence in South Asia. This article analyses how these two governments utilised relief efforts to increase influence in Nepal, within the wider context of the contentious Sino–Indian relationship. The Chinese and Indian relief responses after the Nepal earthquakes are extrapolated to assess their strategic utility.

    November 2017

    Gorkhas of the Indian Army and India-Nepal Relations

    This commentary is inspired by the Annual Gorkha Brigade Conference held at New Delhi on 11 February 2017 and the unique relationship between India and Nepal that this military connection underpins.

    February 17, 2017

    Can Prachanda use his India visit to resolve the Madhes issue at home?

    Prime Minister Puspa Kamal Dahal has a whole pile of problems lying unsolved at home. And he has only nine months, as set by his coalition partners, to deliver on his promises.

    September 16, 2016

    Bringing India-Nepal ties back on track

    India-Nepal Relations

    The Prachanda regime’s success in bringing India-Nepal ties back on track will greatly depend on his domestic performance; that is where the goodwill which can give him political heft lies.

    September 05, 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

    Oli must set agenda for the future of Indo-Nepal relations

    Oli must set agenda for the future of Indo-Nepal relations

    Oli’s visit must set the derailed relationship back on track and set the agenda for future direction. India must show magnanimity and revive relations to the height witnessed during Modi’s maiden visit to Kathmandu.

    February 19, 2016

    Lucky Preet Singh Bajwa asked: Why don’t we strengthen security on the Indo-Nepal border as movement of terrorists and drug traffickers from across pose a major security threat?

    Pushpita Das replies: Like all international borders that India shares with its neighbours, its border with Nepal is also vulnerable to cross-border movement of terrorists and criminals, smuggling of consumer items, and trafficking of fake Indian currency notes, drugs and narcotics, country made weapons, etc. Recognising these threats, the Government of India has implemented suitable measures to strengthen the security along the India-Nepal border.

    Controversy over Lipu-Lekh Pass: Is Nepal’s Stance Politically Motivated?

    Nepal claims that the Lipu-Lekh Pass, which was mentioned in the India-China joint statement of May 15, 2015, is a disputed tri-junction in which Nepal has an equal share.

    Nepal claims that the Lipu-Lekh Pass, which was mentioned in the India-China joint statement of May 15, 2015, is a disputed tri-junction in which Nepal has an equal share.

    June 09, 2015

    India’s Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief Effort in Nepal

    India’s Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief Effort in Nepal

    There is widespread commitment in India for Nepal’s reconstruction. India’s provision of reconstruction assistance to Nepal must be worked out as a long term strategy.

    May 18, 2015

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