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#4684, 6 October 2014
Himalayan Frontier
China in Nepal: Increasing Connectivity Via Railways

Pramod Jaiswal analyses the various aspects of China's rail route plans that are expected to connect the country to Nepal
#4652, 10 September 2014
Himalayan Frontier
India-Nepal Hydroelectricity Deal: Making it Count

Pramod Jaiswal analyses the significance of the soon-to-be-signed power trade agreement and project development agreement between India and Nepal
#4642, 3 September 2014
India and Nepal: Let There Be Light
Saneya Arif analyses Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Nepal and explains why it was fruitful
#4626, 27 August 2014
India and the Charm Offensive in Nepal: Modi’s Magic
Subin Nepal weighs in on the success of Narendra Modi’s visit to Nepal
#4622, 26 August 2014
Travails of Post Conflict Societies
Cost of Peace

D Suba Chandran writes why no cost is too high to wage peace
#4590, 31 July 2014
Nepal, India and the Electricity Trade: Advantage Kathmandu
Subin Nepal writes why the recently proposed Power Trade Accord by India to Nepal is in fact highly beneficial to the latter
#4580, 25 July 2014
India-China: Energy Competition in Nepal
Prachi Aggarwal talks about the nature of bilateral relations with reference to the availability of energy resources on foreign soil
#4585, 23 July 2014
Nepal: Flawed Nature of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission
Subin Nepal explains the flawed nature of Nepal's  Truth and Reconciliation Commission and suggests ways forward
#4563, 14 July 2014
Himalayan Frontier
Federalism and Nepal: Internal Differences

Pramod Jaiswal analyses the debate on federalism in Nepal and the difference in the narratives between marginalised communities and the high hill elites
#4533, 30 June 2014
Nepal and Ethnic Federalism: The Insufficiency of the Maoist Model
Subin Nepal cautions against state restructuring motivated by quick money-making and the possibility of a strong electorate
#4525, 23 June 2014
IPCS Book Review
Nepal: Globalisation and Identity Politics

Sohan Prasad Sha says that the diverse case studies presented in the book tend to blur the conceptualisation of 'belonging'
#4490, 3 June 2014
India and its Neighbourhood
Modi Sets a Regional Agenda

Jayadev Ranade looks at the strategic implications of according priority to India’s neighbourhood
#4486, 2 June 2014
Himalayan Frontier
Modi and Nepal-India Relations

Pramod Jaiswal analyses the potential implications for the India-Nepal bilateral under the leadership of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi
#4472, 29 May 2014
India and its Neighbourhood
Fresh Air of Rapprochement

Shujaat Bukhari commments on Narendra Modi's invite to the heads of SAARC countries to his swearing-in ceremony
#4464, 21 May 2014
A Neighbourhood Strategy for Modi
Region by Sub-regions

D Suba Chandran writes about the need for New Delhi to prioritise and invest in South Asia, and use its own sub-regions as a positive tool and leverage
#4422, 5 May 2014
Himalayan Frontier
Nepal: Challenges to Constitution-Making

Pramod Jaiswal looks at the impediments that the major political parties have to deal with in order to deliver a constitution for Nepal 
  
News
India-Nepal joint military exercise concludes at Pithoragarh
Times of India, 31 August 2014
LUCKNOW: Surya Kiran—VII, the seventh India-Nepal combined exercise concluded at Pithoragarh on Sunday. The 14 day-long exercise was carried out under the aegis of Garud Division. Surya Kiran aimed to create a greater understanding between Indian...

Nepal‚ India review work on ongoing railway projects
Himalayan Times, 25 August 2014
KATHMANDU: A Nepal-India coordination meeting held in Kathmandu recently, reviewed progress on pending issues for construction of the Two Rail Line Projects: Jogbani to Biratnagar and Jaynagar-Bijalpura-Bardibas.A meeting was held on Friday in the presence...

Nepal, India oil PSUs begin formal talks on petroleum pipeline
DNA, 21 August 2014
Oil Public Sector Undertakings (OPSUs) of Nepal and India have formally begun talks on developing the much-delayed 41-kilometer-long Amlekhgunj-Raxaul petroleum pipeline project. Officials of the Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) and the Indian Oil Corporation...

Govt to sign trade pact with Bhutan
Himalayan Times, 21 August 2014
KATHMANDU: Minister for Commerce and Supplies Sunil Bahadur Thapa has said that the government is planning to sign a trade treaty with Bhutan to promote bilateral trade.“Bhutan is our potential market, but we have not yet signed any treaty to...

PM meets President
Himalayan Times, 11 August 2014
 KATHMANDU: Prime Minister Sushil Koirala met President Ram Baran Yadav at the latter's residence in Shital Niwas on Monday. During 45-minute meeting, he briefed the President about recent visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, process...

China not to compromise on territory and sovereignty
Chinadaily, 5 August 2014
Defense Attache for the Chinese Embassy to Nepal Cheng Xizhong said Thursday that under the leadership of the Chinese Communist Party (CPC), the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) has the determination and capabilities of safeguarding the core...

Old India critic Nepal's Maoist leader Prachanda hails Modi's 'historic visit'
Times of India, 5 August 2014
NEW DELHI: Narendra Modi's visit to Nepal ended on a perfect note on Monday with Maoist leader and a rabid critic of India in the past, Prachanda, describing the PM's trip as the beginning of a new chapter in India-Nepal ties."Aapne na...

Modi announces $1 billion line of credit for Nepal
Times of India, 4 August 2014
NEW DELHI: The NDA government's neighbourhood outreach got another fillip on Sunday with PM Narendra Modi announcing a $1 billion line of credit for Nepal while addressing the country's Constituent Assembly. During his speech, Modi also sought...

Modi discusses bilateral ties with Nepal president
Times of India, 4 August 2014
KATHMANDU: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday discussed bilateral ties with Nepali President Ram Baran Yadav. Modi in his meeting with Yadav discussed how to further strengthen ties between the two countries. Prime Minister Sushil Koirala and senior...

PM Modi returns from Kathmandu; Nepal asks for more FDI, market access
Times of India, 4 August 2014
NEW DELHI/KATHMANDU: Prime Minister Narendra Modi returned to New Delhi on Monday, wrapping up his two-day official visit to Nepal, the first trip by an Indian premier to the neighbouring country in 17 years. "The two prime ministers expressed...

 Terrorism / Nepal
Issue Briefs, Special Reports, Research Papers
Caught in the India-China Rivalry: Policy Options for Nepal
Pramod Jaiswal
Issue Brief 249
Peace Audit Nepal
Special Report 146
The Failed States Index (FSI) Report: A Critique
IPCS Debate
Special Report 145
China and its Peripheries: Securing Nepal in South Asia
Jigme Yeshe Lama
Issue Brief 232
Building Bridges: A Regional Dialogue
Panchali Saikia , Pradeepa Viswanathan and Ruhee Neog
Conference Report 42
Energy and Environmental Security: A Regional Dialogue (Final Report)
Conference Report 36
Security Net: Nuclear Risk Reduction in Southern Asia
Lydia Walker & Annie Siris Coombs
Special Report 101
Indo-Nepal Relations: Transitional Phase, Testing Times
Padmaja Murthy
Issue Brief 136
Armed Conflicts in South Asia, 2009
Edited by Rekha Chakravarthi
Conference Report 15
Failure or Functional Anarchy?: Understanding Weak/Failing States in South Asia
D Suba Chandran
Issue Brief 100
In a Weak State: Status and Reintegration of Children Associated with Armed forces and Armed Groups (CAAFAG) in Nepal
Oliver Housden
Research Paper 20
Nepal: A Failing State or a State in Transition?
Oliver Housden
Research Paper 19
Nepal: Where Do We Go From Here?
Issue Brief 30
The Crisis in Nepal
Nishchal N Pandey
Issue Brief 26
The Crisis in Nepal: Implications for India
Issue Brief 20
books
Armed Conflicts in South Asia 2008: Growing Violence
D Suba Chandran and PR Chari (eds.)
New Delhi: Routledge, 2008
Book reviews
Sohan Prasad Sha reviews
Globalisation and Identity Politics: Contesting Ideas
 
 

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