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Perspectives on India’s relations with smaller neighbours

Paper No. 6386                                              Dated 5-June-2018
By Col R Hariharan
[This is an edited compilation of answers to questions raised by an Indian research scholar on India’s relations with its smaller neighbours.]
 

Nepal: The New Communist Party of Nepal: Update No 365

Note No. 801                           Dated 22-May-2018
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan.
On 17th of May, the Chiefs of UML and Maoists Centre, Nepal announced the merger of their two parties and the formation of a new party- called Communist Party of Nepal. The day also marked the 25th anniversary of late Madan Bhandari of UML who died in a car accident though many still believe that he died under suspicious circumstances.
 

Nepal: PM Oli’s India Visit: Pressing the Reset Button on Indo-Nepal Relations: Update No. 364:

Note No. 800   Dated 13-April-2018
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan.
 
PM Oli’s visit to India appears to have been a great success and a rapproachment in relations between the two countries has come not a day earlier.  The Press on both sides have positively reported on the outcome of the three-day visit of Prime Minister Oli.
 

Nepal: Use of “China Card”- Nepal Gets rewarded: Update No. 363

Note No. 799     Dated 23-Mar-2018
By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan.
 
In an earlier update (no. 360 dated 23rd feb.) we had referred to PM Oli’s statement on Indo-Nepal Relations.  We had said that what was more troubling was the open, brazen and arrogant declaration of Oli that he would be able to get more leverage from India by getting closer to China.  Though we criticised the statement, it looks that Oli was perhaps right in his assessment on relations with India.
 

Nepal: Oli wins an unprecedented trust vote - Update No. 362

Note No. 798                                       Dated 16-Mar-2018

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

The progressive and regressive issues of Nepali Constitution: A study in the light of Constitution of India

Paper No. 6353                                  Dated 07-Mar-2018

Guest Column by Dr Vijay Srivastava and Jivesh Jha

Nepal: Madhesi Groups Splitting Again? - Update No. 361

Note No. 797                                        Dated 07-Mar-2018

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

Ever since the General election results were known, both the Madhesi groups have been in talks with the UML leaders for joining the government provided their basic bottom line demand of amending the constitution is accepted. We had also in the updates said that it is in the interest of the Madhesis and in the larger interest of stability of the country that the two groups join the government.

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