Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai’s India Trip

By Akhilesh Upadhyay in the Kathmandu Post OCT 20 – No visit by a Nepali Prime Minister to New Delhi has generated as much attention as that of Maoist leader Pushpa Kamal Dahal’s in September 2008. There was a good reason. His party CPN (Maoist), underground only until two years ago, had thumped traditional powerhousesContinue reading “Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai’s India Trip”

American Diplomatic Cable: Indians, Allergic to Police Advisor Reference, Wanted to Change UN Resolution on Mission In Nepal

2007-01-18 12:27 C O N F I D E N T I A L SECTION 01 OF 02 KATHMANDU 000104 SIPDIS SIPDIS DEPT FOR SCA/INS, IO E.O. 12958: DECL: 01/18/2017 TAGS: PREL PGOV NP UN SUBJECT: NEPAL: INDIANS WANT POLICE ADVISORS, EXPLOSIVES OUT OF DRAFT UN SECURITY COUNCIL RESOLUTION Classified By: Ambassador James F. Moriarty.Continue reading “American Diplomatic Cable: Indians, Allergic to Police Advisor Reference, Wanted to Change UN Resolution on Mission In Nepal”

American Diplomatic Cable: US Criticizes India for Unfairly Treating Nepal

…we remain deeply concerned over India’s apparent unwillingness to collaborate fully in regional efforts which stand to bring much-needed, long-term benefit to poverty-stricken Nepal. 2003-03-04 04:50  C O N F I D E N T I A L SECTION 01 OF 02 KATHMANDU 000382 SIPDIS STATE FOR SA DAS DON CAMP, SA/INS, AND SA/RA STATEContinue reading “American Diplomatic Cable: US Criticizes India for Unfairly Treating Nepal”

American Diplomatic Cable: Moriarty Meets Girija Prasad Koirala, Complains Against Home Minister Sitaula

2006-06-05 12:02 S E C R E T KATHMANDU 001432 SIPDIS NOFORN SIPDIS E.O. 12958: DECL: 06/05/2016 TAGS: PREL PGOV PTER IN NP SUBJECT: PRIME MINISTER BRIEFS AMBASSADOR ON UPCOMING NEW DELHI VISIT Classified By: AMBASSADOR JAMES F. MORIARTY, REASONS 1.4 (B/D). Summary ——- ¶1. (S/NF) Ambassador Moriarty, accompanied by A/DCM Schwartz met June 5Continue reading “American Diplomatic Cable: Moriarty Meets Girija Prasad Koirala, Complains Against Home Minister Sitaula”

Nepal Army Senior Officers Corrupt: Indian Ambassador to American Officials

In a meeting with American officials on 11 March, 2006 in Kathmandu the then Indian Ambassador to Nepal Shiv Shankar Mukherjee had asserted that corruption in the then Royal Nepal Army (now Nepal Army) was high and the senior commanders were “content to acquire arms on the black or gray market” because that was profitableContinue reading “Nepal Army Senior Officers Corrupt: Indian Ambassador to American Officials”

Tracking the Indian Ambassador in Nepal: Jayant Prasad

Ambassadors are the most visible faces of Indian diplomacy in Nepal and they are not always thought to be pursuing diplomacy. Some, like the current ambassador Jayant Prasad’s immediate predecessor Rakesh Sood, was widely believed to be one of the worst examples of Indian intervention and failed diplomacy in Nepal. While in India (or in theirContinue reading “Tracking the Indian Ambassador in Nepal: Jayant Prasad”

American Cablegate: US-Indian Cooperation And Military Assistance to Nepal

Viewing cable 03KATHMANDU280, US-INDIAN COOPERATION AND MILITARY ASSISTANCE TO If you are new to these pages, please read an introduction on the structure of a cable as well as how to discuss them with others. See also the FAQs Reference ID: 03KATHMANDU280 Created: 2003-02-14 05:05 Released: 2011-03-15 00:12 Classification:SECRET//NOFORN Origin: Embassy Kathmandu This record isContinue reading “American Cablegate: US-Indian Cooperation And Military Assistance to Nepal”