On Nepal-India Border Issue

Out of the 1808-km Nepal-India border, various rivers traverse 650 km and many border pillars have been washed away. But those pillars that are close to human settlements are found to have been removed by the Indian peasants, often in collusion with the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), the Indian paramilitary force deployed at the border.Continue reading “On Nepal-India Border Issue”

China and India: Our Neighbors

A recent headline in a Hindi newspaper about alleged Chinese incursion into India (“Chini sena ne hamare logon ko peeta” or “Chinese soldiers beat our people”) reminded me of many similar Nepali headlines (Indian BSF, Border Security Force, men thrash Nepali youth). Somewhere in Jharkhand or Uttar Pradesh, India by Dinesh Wagle Wagle Street JournalContinue reading “China and India: Our Neighbors”

Nepal-India Relations: Open Secret Diplomacy

By Bishnu Pathak, PhD Setting: The United Maoist-led Government resigned as of May 4, 2009 and its resignation has been accepted. Almost three weeks back, the senior UML leader, Madhav Kumar Nepal, who failed to win people’s trust in two constituencies he challenged in the last Constituent Assembly (CA) election, was unanimously elected as theContinue reading “Nepal-India Relations: Open Secret Diplomacy”

How Maoist-Delhi Relations Soured

The game in the background. How India played a role in the downfall of the first ever democratically elected Maoist government in Nepal. By Akhilesh Upadhyay KATHMANDU- The turn of events that first led to the sacking and reinstatement of Chief of Army Staff Rookmangud Katawal exposed that relations between New Delhi and the MaoistsContinue reading “How Maoist-Delhi Relations Soured”

India and Indians: Friends of Two Different Kinds

By Dinesh Wagle Wagle Street Journal This article appeared in today’s Op-Ed of The Kathmandu Post. Here is PDF of the page Sometimes, I wonder why the official Nepal-India relationship doesn’t become as friendly and earthy as the down-to-earth friendship I enjoy with some Indians here in Delhi. Why doesn’t the bond between the twoContinue reading “India and Indians: Friends of Two Different Kinds”

No Need for Panic, India

One word can’t describe India’s unnecessary concern about Nepali prime minister’s Beijing visit. That’s the combination of hypocrisy, double standard, childishness and hegemony. When their Sonia and Rahul Gandhi can visit China and meet Chinese leaders, why can’t the Nepali prime minister do so? Nepali Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal’s first foreign trip to ChinaContinue reading “No Need for Panic, India”

India Welcomes Nepal: Koirala Greatest South Asian Leader

Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala with foreign diplomats at Tribhuwan International Airport before leaving for New Delhi on Tuesday. Pic, first published in eKantipur, by Bikas Rauniar After American President George W. Bush, it was today the turn of Nepal’s Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala to be received by the Indian Prime Minister at theContinue reading “India Welcomes Nepal: Koirala Greatest South Asian Leader”