Modi in Favor of a Hindu Nepal?

By Yubaraj Ghimire — Modi’s silence on “secular Nepal” and his RSS background are being seen as a possibility of his use of Hindu and Buddhist shrines for “propaganda” in favour of a “Hindu Nepal”, a campaign picking up momentum.

Stopover in Male, eye on Beijing

By Telegraph Correspondent New Delhi, Oct. 31: Indian Foreign minister Sushma Swaraj will halt in Male on November 3 for a few hours of hectic...

China and India in Nepal, Geostrategically

By Maila Baje — Even if China and India have decided to split the difference in Nepal in order to manage their wider rivalry, are the Europeans and the Americans just going to abandon the field? Sure, there is some talk going on in some Indian circles about flashing the ‘Taiwan card’ at China.

What India Wants in Nepal?

By Deepak Gajurel

Delhi Pushing Kathmandu into Beijing’s Arms!

By Maila Baje — Back in the days when republicanism was a cause even its most ardent advocates considered a practical impossibility to achieve in their lifetimes, Maila Baje often pondered a scenario: What would happen if a post-monarchy government led by the Nepali Congress found itself embroiled in political and diplomatic tensions with India. Might a party that was born on Indian soil and depended so much on that country’s sustenance be able to assert itself on matters of core Nepali national interests?

Nextdoor Nepal: SAARC and after

By Yubaraj Ghimire — If and how India undoes some of the radical changes in Nepal midwifed by the UPA government, and how soon Nepal’s leaders realise their failure, will offer clues to Kathmandu’s future course. For Modi, the challenge also lies in assessing the damage the UPA’s Nepal policy did to bilateral relations, including generating hostility towards India, and taking corrective measures.

India and Signals from Sri Lanka

By Balbir Punj Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has made many overtures to China by ignoring Indian bids for projects in the island country and...

The Camouflaged Indian Agenda

By Maila Baje — The fate of the new beginning independent India sought with the democratic government of 1951, the elected government of B.P. Koirala in 1959 and the interim governments of 1990 and 2006 need not be rehashed here. The Indians need to get over the fact that Kathmandu managed to remain outside the Indian Union in 1947 when Kerala was in.

China’s Nepal Policy: Review the Past

By Deepak Gajurel — It is high time that Beijing should consider correcting its past policies, if not for Nepal’s interests, for the sake of China’s itself. This was in pursuance of two aspects, first, obliterating any recurrence of West European conflict, and second, containing the Soviet Union from penetrating into West Europe.

Afghan End Game: Chinese Security Imperative and Implications for India

By Joy Mitra The Uyghur Predicament in Xinjiang Of all the major non-Han ethnic groups including Kazakhs, Kyrgyz, Uzbeks and Tajiks, the Uyghurs in Xinjiang...