Category Archives: Nepal

Nepal after Lanka: India in the Game of Regime Change; By Shastri Ramachandaran

CAS article no. 0129/2016 Courtesy: DNA India  There is rich irony in a Hindutva party’s government in New Delhi propping up a Maoist as Nepal’s prime minister to check Communist China. In time, that may not be the only significance of the regime change in the Himalayan country where Prime Minister K P Oli was unseated to make way for Maoist leader Pushpa Kamal Dahal alias Prachanda (meaning, the Fierce… Read Article →

Bickering at UN suggests break in traditional India-Nepal ties; By Shastri Ramachandaran

 CAS article no:  0037/2015  Courtesy: Global Times Relations between India and Nepal have never been as bad as they are today.  Differences and disagreements between land-locked Nepal and its giant neighbor are not new. The airing of these publicly is also an old story, as are Indian and Nepalese politicians taking swipes at each other. What is new in the ongoing build-up of India-Nepal tensions that have spilled over far beyond… Read Article →

Religion in Diplomacy Makes South Block Uneasy; By Shastri Ramachandaran

CAS article no:  0015/2015 Courtesy: DNA It is a strange coincidence that around the time Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his ministers were briefing the Hindutva parent, RSS, on the policies and performance of his government, he was also seeking to make Buddhism central to Indian diplomacy. Thus, to his controversial espousal of Hindu religiosity at home is now added the surprising embrace of Buddhism on the foreign front. Although… Read Article →