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Sino-Indian rivalry in Nepal essentially geopolitical

MR_JOSSE

KATHMANDU: Over the past several months – and particularly in the wake of Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli’s official visit to China in March this year – there has been a steady drumbeat of inflamed rhetoric and propaganda exercised over China’s increased presence/activity in a Nepal steadily but determinedly escaping …

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What happened to the “gentleman’s agreement”?

PUSHPARAJ-PRADHAN

By PR Pradhan At the UML standing committee meeting held on Saturday, 4 June, UML chairman and Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli said that there had not been any “gentleman’s agreement’ between the UML and the then UCPNM. However, Oli disclosed the fact that his friends had brought a three-point …

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Arresting developments on geopolitical chessboard

MR_JOSSE

By M.R. Josse KATHMANDU: In this column’s maiden appearance attention was drawn to the need to recognise that it is imperative to manage the inherent competition for influence and geopolitical advantage between India and China in Nepal before it assumes destabilising proportions. Against that backcloth, it was gratifying that former …

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War like relations

PUSHPARAJ-PRADHAN

By PR Pradhan – Ultimately, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has reached to a conclusion that India is the number one enemy for the government he leads. So far, he had made different efforts to improve his relations with India to extend his tenure as the PM. In his latest …

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Is Nepal’s politics wrecking India ties?

india ties

By Pratim Ranjan Bose – For a country dependent on India for its essential resources and 70 per cent of exports, Nepal has dealt two major blows to bilateral relations. First, the KP Oli government nixed a scheduled visit of President Bidhya Devi Bhandari’s to Delhi beginning May 9 on grounds …

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A red herring in a recalcitrant republic?

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By Maila Baje  – Heavens, the Chinese must have promised the sky this time. If the angle broached about in the barest of terms vis-à-vis the latest political circus is anything to go by, Beijing thwarted New Delhi’s attempt the dislodge the government led by Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli. Truth …

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Oli in Mahendra Path?

PUSHPARAJ-PRADHAN

These days, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli is alleged by the Indians for following the Mahendra Path. According to those leaders who have met with the Indian leaders and officials from the South Block, the Indians are alleging Oli trying to be a follower of Mahendra Path by giving anti-Indian …

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