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Implications of India’s Agnipath Scheme for Recruitment of Soldiers for Nepal’s Gurkhas
September 14, 2022

Implications of India’s Agnipath Scheme for Recruitment of Soldiers for Nepal’s Gurkhas

By Santosh Sharma Poudel
Despite the scheme having major implications for Nepal and Nepal-India relations, India hardly consulted Kathmandu while devising the plan.

India’s BJP Reaches Out to Nepal’s Political Parties
July 21, 2022

India’s BJP Reaches Out to Nepal’s Political Parties

By Santosh Sharma Poudel
Its invitation to Maoist Center chief Dahal signals that it is willing to build bonds even with those it differs ideologically.
India-Nepal Diplomatic Relations at 75: Full of Contradictions
June 23, 2022

India-Nepal Diplomatic Relations at 75: Full of Contradictions

By Santosh Sharma Poudel
The two countries share strong cultural, religious, political, and economic ties. The same issues can pull them apart.

Modi Visits the Buddha’s Birthplace in Nepal
May 27, 2022

Modi Visits the Buddha’s Birthplace in Nepal

By Santosh Sharma Poudel
The Indian prime minister’s religious diplomacy could make Nepal a pawn in India’s domestic politics, even make it appear complicit in BJP’s communal politics.

What Lies Behind Modi’s Nepal Visit?
May 25, 2022

What Lies Behind Modi’s Nepal Visit?

By Bipin Ghimire and Apoorva Pathak
The choice to visit Lumbini for Buddha's birthday was carefully crafted both religiously and geopolitically.

As Nepal Turns to the Indo-Pacific, China Worries
April 14, 2022

As Nepal Turns to the Indo-Pacific, China Worries

By Shrey Khanna and Aarthi Ratnam
Nepal has shifted more toward India and the United States under the Deuba government, sparking concern from Beijing.

Deuba’s India Visit Arrests Drift in India-Nepal Relations
April 08, 2022

Deuba’s India Visit Arrests Drift in India-Nepal Relations

By Santosh Sharma Poudel
The Varanasi leg of the Nepali PM’s visit to India was aimed at taking the wind off the sails of both Hindu nationalists and the main opposition back home.
India-Nepal Territorial Dispute Flares up Again
February 09, 2022

India-Nepal Territorial Dispute Flares up Again

By Santosh Sharma Poudel
Indian Prime Minister Modi spoke of a road through disputed Lipulekh with an eye on Hindu votes. It could deepen anti-India nationalism in Nepal.

Nepal’s Fierce MCC Debate
February 08, 2022

Nepal’s Fierce MCC Debate

By Biswas Baral
How did a grant from the United States turn into a years-long political battle in Kathmandu?

Nepal’s New PM Deuba Seeks Better Ties With India
November 05, 2021

Nepal’s New PM Deuba Seeks Better Ties With India

By Kamal Dev Bhattarai
Since Deuba came to power in July, there have been several rounds of interactions between the two side, but no top-level visits to date.

Party Politicking Backfires on Nepal’s PM Deuba
September 17, 2021

Party Politicking Backfires on Nepal’s PM Deuba

By Arun Budhathoki
An ordinance that the Nepali prime minister introduced recently to ease the splitting of parties is proving counterproductive.
Is Nepal Now Courting India and Ignoring China?
June 15, 2021

Is Nepal Now Courting India and Ignoring China?

By Bindesh Dahal and Arun Budhathoki
As Oli steers his party to the right to woo India's ruling BJP, China is courting Nepal's left wing.

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