Akhilesh Upadhyay
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In Nepal politics, a push for the new

In a recent by-election, voters chose a new party in two of three seats. Nepal's ties with India, US and China stand to be affected by the churning. Here's how.

Rastriya Swatantra Party (RSP) candidates Rabi Lamichhane and Swarnim Wagle, both of whom won at the recent byelections held in Nepal's Chitwan and Tanahun, respectively.(Wikimedia Commons)
Updated on May 04, 2023 12:02 PM IST

What Nepal president Poudel's visit to BP Koirala Museum says about his politics

Ram Chandra Poudel's visits to the Pashupatinath temple and the Sundarijal jail are deeply symbolic, as they highlight how the veteran leader views Nepal's politics

With Prachanda walking away from the CPN-UML to return to his pre-poll coalition with the NC, stability may be on the horizon in Nepal. For now. (Reuters)
Published on Mar 15, 2023 04:20 PM IST

The twists and turns of Nepali politics

The post-poll coalition that formed the government had little resemblance to the pre-poll alliance. A new force faces an existential crisis but is fighting back. And two major battles lie ahead

After the election, the Maoist Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda took just about everyone by surprise when he decided to desert the ruling coalition. (Reuters)
Updated on Feb 14, 2023 07:47 PM IST

Twist in Nepal poses a new challenge to India

The NC, the largest party in parliament, has been left to lick its wounds. The move will have serious implications both in domestic politics and Nepal’s foreign policy

The coming together of two major Communist parties may push the new government closer to Beijing (AFP)
Updated on Dec 28, 2022 07:58 PM IST

An uphill battle awaits Nepal’s new head of government

Nepal is set to hold its least ideologically charged election. Whosoever heads the new government in Kathmandu will have his task cut out, both on the domestic and external fronts.

Deuba’s liberal centrist Nepali Congress will fight the elections — Nepal’s second since it constitutionally became a federal State in 2015 — as part of a rainbow alliance. (AFP)
Updated on Nov 15, 2022 07:10 PM IST

Nepal is making efforts to reset ties with India

Nepal’s fluid internal politics and the larger geopolitical situation offer New Delhi a window to reflect on its foreign policy priorities

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and PM of Nepal Sher Bahadur Deuba, New Delhi,April 02, 2022 (Arvind Yadav/Hindustan Times)
Updated on Aug 04, 2022 06:42 PM IST
ByAkhilesh Upadhyay

In Nepal, how domestic politics is colliding with geopolitics

The flurry of diplomatic activities is an indication that there is lot at stake here in the fast-emerging Asia-Pacific foreign policy and security architecture. The question is how Nepal will navigate it.

Last month, Nepal’s Prime Minister (PM) KP Sharma Oli’s government quietly issued a circular to its administration to replace ‘Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal’ with ‘Nepal’ in its documents. Many saw it as a matter of practicality.(AFP)
Published on Nov 23, 2020 05:44 PM IST
ByAkhilesh Upadhyay

Decoding the India-Nepal dispute | Opinion

New Delhi and Kathmandu must engage each with each other on the border issue

As both sides dig in their heels over cartographic interpretations, a political solution is the only way out. The recent border agreement between India and Bangladesh offers a good example(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 29, 2020 07:42 PM IST
ByAkhilesh Upadhyay

Through Bimstec, India and China must engage with smaller countries

For Nepal, India has been the most important trading partner but Kathmandu’s economic engagement with China has deepened in recent years

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives in Nepal to participate in the 4th BIMSTEC summit, Kathmandu, Aug 30, 2018(PTI)
Updated on Sep 04, 2018 11:49 AM IST
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