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India’s Ambassador to Nepal Vinay Mohan Kwatra (L) and Nepal Foreign Secretary Shanker Das Bairagi | Facebook/IndiaInFrance | Twitter/bairagi_shanker

India-Nepal set for high-level meeting on 17 August, the first since map row

The meeting between Indian Ambassador Vinay Mohan Kwatra & Nepal Foreign Secretary Shanker Das Bairagi comes months after Kathmandu issued its controversial new map.

Nepal now locks horns with India over Buddha, day after Jaishankar called him ‘Indian’

After External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar refers to Lord Buddha as one of the 'greatest Indians', Nepal Foreign Ministry says matter remains beyond doubt that he was born in Lumbini.
File image of Nepal Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli | Photo: PTI

Nepal to send its controversial new map to UN, Google this month

The map, finalised earlier this year, shows Limpiyadhura, Lipulekh and Kalapani — three territories disputed with India — within Nepalese borders. 

Nepal’s ambassador to India likely to be recalled as tensions between neighbours rise

As tensions with India soar, Nepal PM K.P. Sharma Oli is facing strife within the Communist Party, with China trying hard to keep it from falling apart.
File image of Nepalese PM K.P. Sharma Oli with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi | Photo: ANI

India & Nepal have an age-old friendship, Delhi committed to strengthening ties: MEA

India's assertion comes days after Nepalese PM KP Oli made critical remarks aimed at India, further straining bilateral relations already impacted over Nepal's new map.
Nepal PM K.P. Sharma Oli (left, centre) and Chinese President Xi Jinping (right, centre) with their respective delegations at a 2019 meeting in Kathmandu | Photo: ANI

Politics, economy, people ties, culture — how China has slowly expanded its grip over Nepal

China’s interest in Nepal is over a decade old, but the watershed moment was the 2015 Madhesi agitation and blockade, which was viewed as being India-backed.
The Mahakali River on which the Pancheshwar project is to be built | wikimedia commons

India-Nepal friction casts shadow on proposed Pancheshwar multipurpose dam project

The project first conceived 24 years ago in 1996, had picked up pace in 2014 after the Narendra Modi-led NDA government came to power.
Nepal Communist Party (NCP) leader Bishnu Rijal | By special arrangement.

Kathmandu has reservations with China also on Lipulekh, Kalapani: Nepal ruling party leader

In interview to ThePrint, Bishnu Rijal of Nepal Communist Party says entire Kalapani belongs to Nepal and that while China has agreed to talk on the issue, India hasn't.
A file photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi with his Nepalese counterpart K.P. Sharma Oli in New Delhi. | Photo: ANI/R. Raveendran

Modi said Neighbourhood First and then ranked Nepal low in India’s priority list

By not talking to Nepal for long, India has played into Nepal Prime Minister K.P. Oli’s hands and helped him promote his nationalist agenda.

As Modi-Jaishankar go silent on China-Nepal, Army chief Naravane left to do heavy lifting

Be it Chinese incursion or Nepal's new map, a perfect foreign policy storm is gathering to the detriment of India. But there is no word form Jaishankar, let alone PM Modi.

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Russia’s Sputnik vaccine gamble is all about Vladimir Putin

Putin's rushed vaccine endorsement is less an affirmation of Russian scientific prowess than it is an expression of his hankering for Soviet-era international clout.
A farmer rests in a wholesale market (Representational image)

India’s WPI inflation falls 0.58% in July but food prices rise

Fuel, power basket inflation fell 9.84 per cent in July from 13.60 per cent in June. Manufactured products saw inflation of 0.51 per cent in July from 0.08 per cent in June.

Defence

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses CII Annual Session 2020 via a video conference in New Delhi Tuesday. | Photo: ANI

Submarines, AK 203 rifles — two Make in India projects Modi govt set to push on priority

Tenders for the submarines are expected to be issued ‘soon’ while the Indo-Russian AK 203 rifles could be finalised by October.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi redefined secularism with Ram Mandir as Hindu voters were fed up of Sonia-Left version

Assumptions that Indian secularism died with Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan are bunk. It is enshrined in the Constitution, and is worth preserving.