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Game of musical chairs continues in Kathmandu

Shift in political alliances should not bother Delhi, which should focus on connectivity projects and improved delivery of cooperative programmes

Nepal’s Prime Minister, Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda (Photo: Reuters)(MINT_PRINT)
Published on Mar 06, 2024 11:03 PM IST

As Prachanda arrives, focus on economic ties

With a focus on economic integration, connectivity and project delivery — rather than on contentious issues — both countries should look ahead with confidence.

Prachanda’s primary objective is to obtain India’s support for his coalition while assuaging nationalist voices at home that he will not do anything against national interest. (REUTERS)
Updated on May 30, 2023 06:42 PM IST
ByRanjit Rae

India must look to boost ties in the Himalayan arc

Though the China factor and the politics of terror used by some elements cannot be discounted, stepping up cooperation all along the southern belt of the Himalayas would bring enormous benefits to the countries and peoples

This cooperation is critical because China is stepping up ties with other Himalayan States such as Afghanistan, Pakistan and Nepal (Shutterstock)
Updated on Jan 03, 2023 09:20 AM IST
ByRanjit Rae

India’s tough choices in South Asia

There is a growing divergence between how India and its neighbours view evolving geopolitics, particularly the role of China and the US

That China’s clout has grown in South Asia is self-evident; that the clout of the other superpower, the United States (US) is in decline, less so (Getty Images)
Updated on Oct 04, 2021 05:33 PM IST
ByRanjit Rae

Oli’s nationalism, Prachanda’s insecurity and the Hindu politics of India, Nepal

In his just released book, Kathmandu Dilemma: Resetting India-Nepal ties, Rae brings his lived experience as well as a deep grasp of structural realities that shape the relationship

Oli’s strategy to play the anti-India nationalism card and his overtures to China did not sit well with India (Shutterstock)
Updated on Oct 04, 2021 01:33 PM IST
ByRanjit Rae

In Kathmandu, a threat to democracy

India must dispel the perception that it is backing an autocratic regime, and strongly stand for constitutional and democratic governance in Nepal

India must articulate its position in support of constitutional governance; supply vaccines to Nepal; and engage fully with all political actors in Nepal, including those in opposition to Oli and not be seen to be partisan (ANI)
Updated on May 24, 2021 01:23 PM IST
ByRanjit Rae

Delhi-Kathmandu ties: Finding a win-win on floods

Both must cooperate to reduce soil erosion, revive stalled reservoir projects, and kick-off the Kosi High Dam project

A view of flood-affected village, Gopalganj, Bihar, August 21,2020(Santosh Kumar/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on Aug 28, 2020 12:35 AM IST
ByRanjit Rae
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