The US is not the first country to offer to mediate. Former South African president Nelson Mandela and incumbent Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg used to offer third-party mediation. But India has shut out all countries’ offers, which has escalated tensions in Kashmir.
It is for the first time that within the Pakistan Army there has been a polarization between pro-US and pro-China camps. It is no secret that even during the worst of times for the US-Pakistan bilateral relations, Pentagon had maintained deeper interactions with Pak military.
The story of Sikh transporters is legendary in Nepal. In the early 1950s, hailing from the Jammu region, many of them personally navigated the newly laid tracks of the Tribhuvan Highway, and crossed rivers to haul their trucks to Kathmandu. They also started the first public bus service in the country, and have been active in the setting up of modern schools in the country.
China’s promotion of the initiative in the region is not meant to dilute New Delhi’s influence on Bangladesh. China will never pursue leadership in the region, on the contrary, China hopes India can play a more important role in developing the economic corridor.
For many years, India has been one of the world’s top arms importers, spending billions of dollars annually. Have such imports made India stronger and more secure?
India needs to address the justifiable anger it has attracted in Nepal by openly pressurising the Nepal government to roll back measures that were essentially taken to protect the well-being of the people of the Himalayan country.
It is clear that the Bhartiya Janata Party’s (BJP) apathy towards the targeting and killing of Muslims has now convinced the US that India may be straying from its promised ideals of secularism.
From April 25 to 27, 2019, the Second BRF was successfully held in Beijing. The Forum includes the opening ceremony, the Leaders' Round-table, the high-level meeting, 12 thematic forums, and a CEO conference. 40 leaders attended the round-table, including heads of state and government from 38 countries including China and Nepal, United Nations (UN) Secretary General and Managing Director the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
Many communities are inhabitant in Siraha district also, which lies in Mithilanchal region. Everyone’s tradition seems to be related with folk god. Amongst the folklores of this district, the ...
It is not unlikely, therefore, that if Mr. Modi is re-elected to power on May 23rd, one of the first congratulatory calls he will receive will be from Mr. Khan.
Nepal’s foreign policy in the time of the K.P Oli premiership is taking an unusual turn. It is blissfully failing after 3 pivotal foreign policy events i.e. Nepal’s alleged entrance to Indo-Pacific strategy after Nepal-US bilateral meeting, Nepali PM’s attendance at World Economic Forum(WEF) without ...
Nepal’s security, or lack thereof, is going to affect the security of India and China because of Nepal’s geo-proximity with both the countries.
It is now over a week since India struck Balakot in Pakistan in a pre-emptive strike to take out terrorists planning further attacks on India. Various competing claims have been put forward about ...
Though faced with a large amount of facts and statistics, the relevant country has played up the so called issue of non-transparency of China’s investment and increasing the debt burden from the BRI and made irresponsible remarks out of its political needs. It attempts to interfere the friendly cooperation between China and Nepal which is very ridiculous.
To expect that these characters will double down on security forces operations, which are likely to gather steam after the Pulwama attack, is quite a stretch.
On 26 May 2018, on the occasion of completion of one hundred days of the Government under my leadership, I reiterated that while taking oath of office of the Prime Minsiter on 15 February 2018 I was thinking about ...
Since we are meeting in this format for the first time in 2019, I wish you all a very happy, productive and prosperous new year.
Relations cannot be improved if the two countries keep the Kashmir issue alive. India should recognise Kashmir is the core issue. As such, it will be good if Khan puts special emphasis on improving ties with India by focusing on it, given that much blood has been shed over the past 30 years.
We have to acknowledge that relationship between neighbours is of unique nature and that mutual trust, understanding and respect for each other’s sensitivities and concerns contribute to strengthen the foundation of such relationship.