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Nepal becomes a pawn in China’s high-stakes game against India

2020-05-25T12:52:26+00:00May 24th, 2020|Analysis - India Global Business, India Inc Views - India Global Business|

Beijing is using Kathmandu, in a desperate bid to distract from its faltering economy and the international reputation it has lost, but it underestimates India’s global and regional influence. On the face of it, it can simply be seen as a land mass of 330 sq km. Looking ahead, however, this little stretch of real estate has the potential to trigger a political, diplomatic and cartographic face-off between India and its closest neighbour Nepal. The coincidence that this piece of [...]

India-Nepal relations: A fresh start

2020-12-04T15:41:33+00:00August 22nd, 2018|Global Edition – August 2018, Home Page|

China’s presence in the region is redefining the contours of India’s ties with Himalayan neighbour Nepal. When Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi made his two-day visit to the neighbouring Himalayan nation of Nepal in May this year, it was in the backdrop of relations between the two nations at their lowest ebb. Only a month before, Nepal’s new premier K.P. Oli had visited India. Oli, widely regarded as pro-China has repeatedly voiced his opinions about updating Nepal’s relations with India. [...]