Himalayan Frontier by Pramod Jaiswal
Senior Fellow, China Research Programme (CRP)
Pramod Jaiswal’s primary focus is on insurgencies, border management, terrorism, illegal migration...
Forecast 2016: Nepal
Pramod Jaiswal · 25 Jan, 2016 · 4970
The year 2015 was historic in many ways. It was a year for both despair and enthusiasm. While Nepal suffered from a devastating earthquake, it also promulgated its most awaited constitution through the Constituent Assembly (CA) elected by ...
Nepal’s New Constitution: Instrument towards Peace or Catalyst to Conflict?
Pramod Jaiswal · 19 Sep, 2015 · 4914
On 17 September 2015, amidst the curfew and violence that erupted in southern Nepal due to protests organised by the Tharu and Madhesi ethnic communities against Nepal’s constitution, the members of the country’s Constituent A ...
Nepal: Political Rivalries Stymieing Constitution-making
Pramod Jaiswal · 13 Feb, 2015 · 4835
After the ruling alliance of the Nepali Congress (NC) and the Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist Leninist (CPN-UML) wanted to draft the constitution with two-thirds majority, the opposition of Maoists and Madhesi parties boycotted a ...
IPCS Forecast: Nepal in 2015
Pramod Jaiswal · 14 Jan, 2015 · 4805
This edition of the IPCS Column, 'Himalayan Frontier', is a precis of the larger document of the same name, that is part of the IPCS's 'Forecast 2015' series.
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Constitution-making: Will Nepal Miss its Second Deadline?
Pramod Jaiswal · 15 Dec, 2014 · 4780
With just a few weeks left to meet the 22 January, 2015 deadline for the promulgation of the constitution, the President of Nepal, Ram Baran Yadav, is busy asking the lawmakers to fulfill their commitments.
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The Future of SAARC is Now
Pramod Jaiswal · 04 Nov, 2014 · 4725
The 18th South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Summit is taking place in Kathmandu at the historic moment when South Asia is going through massive transformation. India elected Narendra Modi as its prime minister with a ...
China in Nepal: Increasing Connectivity Via Railways
Pramod Jaiswal · 06 Oct, 2014 · 4684
China is steadily extending its reach into South Asia with its growing economic and strategic influence in the region. It has huge trade surpluses with all South Asian countries and it reciprocates these surpluses with massive investment ...
India-Nepal Hydroelectricity Deal: Making it Count
Pramod Jaiswal · 10 Sep, 2014 · 4652
With just two weeks left to seal the deal, the government of Nepal has formed a seven-member task force headed by Energy Secretary of Nepal to finalise the Power Trade Agreement (PTA) with India, and the Project Development Agreement (PDA ...
Federalism and Nepal: Internal Differences
Pramod Jaiswal · 14 Jul, 2014 · 4563
The constitutional debate in Nepal has bene caught up in peculiar twists and turns ever since late 1940s. So far, Nepal has had six constitutions, at different points in time, and the debate to get an acceptable constitution for long-term ...
Modi and Nepal-India Relations
Pramod Jaiswal · 02 Jun, 2014 · 4486
Narendra Modi’s thumping victory with 282 Lok Sabha constituencies, making him the Indian Prime Minister generated vibes throughout the region. His invitation to the heads of governments of the South Asian Association for Regional C ...