The Map of Nepal: Events that led the Himalayan Republic to challenge Indian occupation of Kalapani (Part 1)

In this first article of a three-part series, recent actions, decisions and reactions of the governments of India and Nepal that compelled the Himalayan republic to take the startling step of cartographic assertion are laid out in chronological order. The second part examines the so-called China Card through a series of decisions/agreements and responses ofContinue reading “The Map of Nepal: Events that led the Himalayan Republic to challenge Indian occupation of Kalapani (Part 1)”

Did India deceive or did Madhesi Morcha misunderstand?

by Basanta Basnet (‘Kantipur’ Daily, 28 Magh 2072/11 Feb 2016, Page 2) (Unauthorised translation by Kanak Mani Dixit) Kathmandu – “In order to allow India to save face, on 24 September in Rajbiraj we took the formal decision to take responsibility for the blockade. But when it came time, without informing us, India deployed plainclothesContinue reading “Did India deceive or did Madhesi Morcha misunderstand?”

Nepal China Agreement in Beijing

Today Nepal and China agreed to expand and consolidate bilateral cooperation focusing mainly on trade, transit, investment, energy, tourism and infrastructure development, according to a statement issued by Nepal’s Foreign Ministry.  The agreement was reached during a meeting between Deputy PM and Foreign Minister Minister Kamal Thapa and the Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi inContinue reading “Nepal China Agreement in Beijing”

Pictures show how Nepal is coping with the inhumane blockade by India

– by NepalForeignAffairs.com team The Indian blockade of Nepal (#IndiaBlockadesNepal) has been running for over three months now. Being landlocked, most of Nepal’s imports come via India. Although international laws provide landlocked countries the right to unrestricted passage to the sea, India has been unquestioned by the international community on the way it is puttingContinue reading “Pictures show how Nepal is coping with the inhumane blockade by India”

India puts #Nepal on Ventilator Support by Blockading the Country’s Imports (BBC Report)

(Translation of a report by senior journalist Anil Yadav, first published in BBC Hindi. You can read the original report here. A Nepali translation of the report is available on the BBC Nepali website.) Translated by nepalforeignaffairs.com team. The slogan of Bajaj’s Pulsar motorbike roars, “Fear the Black.” In these times of blockade on Nepal,Continue reading “India puts #Nepal on Ventilator Support by Blockading the Country’s Imports (BBC Report)”

A controlled Indian blockade on Nepal (BBC report)

(Translation of a report by senior journalist Anil Yadav, first published in BBC Hindi. You can read the original report here. A Nepali translation of the report is available on the BBC Nepali website.) Translated by nepalforeignaffairs.com team. Indian government has been saying, even stressing continuously that it has not imposed any blockade on Nepal.Continue reading “A controlled Indian blockade on Nepal (BBC report)”

#IndiaBlockadesNepal: UN aid agencies & partners appeal for access to life-saving medical supplies

Millions of children at risk this winter due to severe shortage of essential supplies, UNICEF warns Ban expresses concern over blocking of essential supplies on Nepal-India border