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”

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”

Nepal India Bhai Bhai. Take Rose, Tension Nahi Leneka.

In an effort to reduce tensions between their two nations, Nepalis and Indians come at a border point to hoist their national flags, sing their national songs and pay respect to their martyrs. But Indian Border Security Force’s harassment continues in eastern border (see box) By Janak Nepal Flags were hoisted, national anthems sung andContinue reading “Nepal India Bhai Bhai. Take Rose, Tension Nahi Leneka.”

Obstacles for Business in Nepal: Instability and Maoists

Political instablity and power outage are the two major contributors to Nepal’s poor investment climate, a World Bank report says. It forget to mention the number one reason: the Maoists. Nepal 2009 Enterprise Survey points out lack of access to finance and labour regulations as other major obstacles. Obstacles, however, differ from industry to industry.Continue reading “Obstacles for Business in Nepal: Instability and Maoists”

Nepal Govt Advised Not to Allow India Deploy Sky Marshals

‘Indian ploy to legitimize what they have been doing informally for the past 10 years’ By Saroj Raj Adhikari The secretariat of Nepal’s Security Council has advised the government not to allow India put sky marshals in their planes flying out from Kathmandu. The secretariat that takes stock of security issues before providing any adviseContinue reading “Nepal Govt Advised Not to Allow India Deploy Sky Marshals”

‘India Already Has Sky Marshals in Nepal-Bound Planes’

New Delhi’s pressure to allow sky marshals on Indian planes flying out from Kathmandu has put Nepali government agencies in a dilemma. Foreign and Home Ministry officials held consultations with their colleagues in the Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation (MoTCA) before Indian External Affairs Minister S. M. Krishna’s visit to Nepal in mid-January andContinue reading “‘India Already Has Sky Marshals in Nepal-Bound Planes’”

India Again Presses Nepal on Sky Marshals in Airplanes. This Time With a Veiled Threat

If Indians do not trust Nepali security apparatus at the Kathmandu airport, they should stop flying to Nepal for the time being. Why should, after all, they take the risk? India has once again asked Nepal to allow it to deploy sky-marshals in its airplanes flying out from Kathmandu. While the request is not newContinue reading “India Again Presses Nepal on Sky Marshals in Airplanes. This Time With a Veiled Threat”