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: Nepal Army Took US Diplomats to Rolpa in 2002 to Show How it Was Fighting the Maoists

Details of that visit from the Americans 2002-04-22 11:22 S E C R E T SECTION 01 OF 03 KATHMANDU 000787 SIPDIS LONDON FOR POL/RIEDEL E.O. 12958: DECL: 04/21/2012 TAGS: PGOV PTER PREL PHUM ASEC NP SUBJECT: INTO THE MAOIST HEARTLAND – COUNTERINSURGENCY BY THE BOOK IN ROLPA DISTRICT REF: KATHMANDU 377 Classified By: Amb.Continue reading “American Diplomatic Cable: Nepal Army Took US Diplomats to Rolpa in 2002 to Show How it Was Fighting the Maoists”

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”

Maoist Infighting Update

Standing Committee meet ends; Baidya demands Central Committee meet SEP 03 – The UCPN (Maoist) Standing Committee meeting held at the party headquarters in Paris Dada, Kathmandu concluded on Saturday (today) after party Vice Chairman Mohan Baidya demanded the party Central Committee meeting. The meeting was said to iron out the internal differences surfaced after theContinue reading “Maoist Infighting Update”

A Day After Handing Over Arms Key, Maoist Hardliners Baidya and Badal Revolt Against Prachanda

Prachanda, Baidya men clash in Kavre. Is the Maoist party on the verge of split? If yes, when? The intra-party rift in the UCPN (M) has widened further with the faction led by Senior Vice Chairman Mohan Baidya on Friday (today) announcing a nationwide campaign against the party decision to hand over the keys ofContinue reading “A Day After Handing Over Arms Key, Maoist Hardliners Baidya and Badal Revolt Against Prachanda”

Maoists Hand Over Keys of (Some, not All) Arms Containers to Nepal

This is a significant progress in the peace process since the former rebels signed a peace agreement with the government in 2006. Tasks ahead: re-grouping the Maoist combatants, integrate some in a new agency under Nepal army and send the rest to home with some money.   Baidya unhappy, America happy (below) Notwithstanding the reservationsContinue reading “Maoists Hand Over Keys of (Some, not All) Arms Containers to Nepal”

Baburam Bhattarai Wanted to Meet the US Ambassador’s Rep in 2003…

…thinking that the Ambassador himself may not meet him. How times of have changed! The American Ambassador has gone to meet him, most recently, two days ago Baburam became the Prime Minister.  US diplomatic cables as revealed by Wikileaks. Report by John Narayan Parajuli US officials saw Maoist Vice Chairman Baburam Bhattarai (who is notContinue reading “Baburam Bhattarai Wanted to Meet the US Ambassador’s Rep in 2003…”