The Spillover Effect: from Bihar to Nepal [and the Maoists]

By Dinesh Wagle Wagle Street Journal We are waiting for the spillover effect to take hold. China is growing phenomenally. India is following China so very closely. We are tightly sandwiched between them. We are folding our hands and sitting back, hoping that one day the economic progress will spillover from both sides and submergeContinue reading “The Spillover Effect: from Bihar to Nepal [and the Maoists]”

China’s Political and Economic missions in Nepal: Investment- Yes, Interference- No.

More Chinese investments in Nepal is very much welcome because this will help us become self-sustained and independent. By Prithvi Man Shrestha The Chinese private sector is looking at Nepal as an investment destination. This was the message Chinese businessmen tried to convey in the 11th meeting of Nepal-China Non-Government Cooperation Forum in Kathmandu onContinue reading “China’s Political and Economic missions in Nepal: Investment- Yes, Interference- No.”

Proof: India Asked for Passport Contract from Nepal

It has been revealed that Indian government wanted machine readable passport printing contract from Nepal. A confidential letter (above, page 1 and below, page 2) written by the Indian ambassador in Kathmandu to the Nepali foreign minister was disclosed today which clearly indicates it was the Indian government that had sought to get the contractContinue reading “Proof: India Asked for Passport Contract from Nepal”

Shyam Saran, Nepal expert, Quits Indian PMO

Saran’s exit marks the departure of the last Indian player in the Indian establishment who was behind the ground-breaking 12-point agreement that initiated the process of ending conflict in Nepal By Dinesh Wagle in New Delhi The Wagle Notes Shyam Saran, former ambassador to Nepal and the man who once played a crucial role inContinue reading “Shyam Saran, Nepal expert, Quits Indian PMO”

Analysis: Nepal President’s India Visit

The president wasn’t accorded similar levels of hospitality on all fronts: India rejected his request to supply more sugar to Nepal. By Dinesh Wagle The Wagle Notes President Dr. Ram Baran Yadav returned home on Thursday (yesterday) completing his four-day visit to India. It was a mixed bag. To his supporters, New Delhi not onlyContinue reading “Analysis: Nepal President’s India Visit”

From Nepal to India: Busy Day for a President

By Dinesh Wagle Wagle Street Journal In the most important and busiest day of his four-day maiden visit to India, President Ram Baran Yadav on Tuesday (today) met several top Indian leaders including counterpart Prativa Patil, Prime Minister Man Mohan Singh and Indian National Congress chairperson Sonia Gandhi. Gandhi, unarguably the most important leader ofContinue reading “From Nepal to India: Busy Day for a President”

First President of Republic of Nepal Arrives in India

First foreign trip of the First President of the Himalayan Republic Dr Ram Baran Yadav has started his first foreign trip (to India) as the first head of the state of the republic of Nepal on Monday (today). President Yadav, who landed in Delhi’s IG International Airport this afternoon, started discussions with Indian leaders atContinue reading “First President of Republic of Nepal Arrives in India”