TopicCommunist Party of Nepal (Maoist)
Topic: Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist)
In 'Kathmandu Dilemma: Resetting India-Nepal Ties', former Indian ambassador to Nepal, Ranjit Rae, views the country's evolution throughout the years.
As soon as Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla completed his two-day visit to Nepal on 26 November, China’s Defence Minister Wei Fenghe landed in Kathmandu.
Experts say India and Nepal need to engage in dialogue but also point out that New Delhi has many options up its sleeve if it wants to hit back.
While Nepal has assured Prime Minister Narendra Modi that its soil will not be used in any manner to challenge New Delhi, losing control over Nepal’s economic reconstruction would be a strategic setback for India.
The increase in momentum of 'self-reliance' projects by the defence ministry is palpable. But it can't be successful as a standalone initiative.
A knock-out listing could see LIC raise as much as $10 billion from the IPO with a minimum dilution of 5%. That would make it the third biggest globally involving an insurer.
Last week, the Defence Acquisition Council scrapped the Coast Guard programme to buy 14 twin-engine helicopters under Buy Global category. Other projects under review now.
The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.