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#4854, 24 March 2015
India-Nepal Power Trade Agreement: Challenges before Opportunities
Kalpana Jha provides a Nepalese perspective on the 2014 India-Nepal Power Trade Agreement
#4846, 4 March 2015
Nepalís Truth and Reconciliation Commission: Where Does It Stand?
Kalpana Jha presents her reading of the problems that beset the TRC process
#4840, 23 February 2015
IPCS Discussion
Bangladesh and Nepal: Review of IPCS Forecasts

Kalpana Jha reports on the proceedings of the discussion
#4835, 13 February 2015
Himalayan Frontier
Nepal: Political Rivalries Stymieing Constitution-making

Pramod Jaiswal explains the conundrums in Nepal's constitution-making process 

#4821, 29 January 2015
India-Nepal: Disparate Partners in Fuel Diplomacy
Kalpana Jha provides Nepal's perspective vis-a-vis Kathmandu's uneasiness over the new terms in its energy deal with New Delhi
#4805, 14 January 2015
Himalayan Frontier
IPCS Forecast: Nepal in 2015

Pramod Jaiswal presents an annual projection based on his assessment of the past year
#4780, 15 December 2014
Himalayan Frontier
Constitution-making: Will Nepal Miss its Second Deadline?

Pramod Jaiswal analyses the progress and/or lack of it in Nepal's constitution-making process
#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: Modiís 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
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...

Nepalā 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
IPCS Forecasts: Nepal in 2015
Pramod Jaiswal
Special Report 169
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
Armed Conflict, Peace Audit and Early Warning 2014: Stability and Instability in South Asia
D Suba Chandran & P R Chari (eds.)
SAGE, New Delhi
Book reviews
Sohan Prasad Sha reviews
Globalisation and Identity Politics: Contesting Ideas

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