Three Reasons Why India Sees a China Hand in Nepal’s New Map

On 16 May 2020, Indian Army Chief Manoj Mukund Naravane blamed that Nepal raised the “issue at the behest of [China]”. Speaking at a webinar in New Delhi, Naravane said: “There is reason to believe that they [Nepal] might have raised this issue at the behest of someone else [China] and that is very muchContinue reading “Three Reasons Why India Sees a China Hand in Nepal’s New Map”

A Brief History of Lipulek Deals: India and China Agree, Nepal Protests

The Indian projection of Nepal as a recipient of unflinching support from and an ardent ally of China is not just incorrect but also exposes India’s fear of China. This article shows Nepal has made it clear, whenever it could, to the Chinese that it does not agree with the Sino-Indian deals on Lipulek. AContinue reading “A Brief History of Lipulek Deals: India and China Agree, Nepal Protests”

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”