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Has China Upstaged India in Space Diplomacy?

Space exploration, once a preserve of the advanced industrialized countries, is no more being viewed as an area of esoteric research involving a huge investment and complex technological systems. Indeed, space technology has now become an indispensab....

Nepal: Contemporary Political Scenario and Portents for Future

The Maoist-Madhesi ruling combination had indicated their preference for conducting fresh elections which was announced by PM Baburam Bhattarai (BRB) on May 27 during the process of dissolution of the Constitutional Assembly (CA). Following this, the....

What after CA Dissolution in Nepal?

The Nepalese Constituent Assembly (CA), which had jumbo size of 601-members, was expected to make constitution within the stipulated time of two years from 2008. But despite its repeated extensions for four times, it could not make the constitution d....

Better Government to Government Efforts Needed to Rejuvenate Nepal-India Relations

Background People-to-people relations are always pivotal for maintaining long-term bilateral relations between two countries. But such a relation gets new lease of life if it is backed by due understanding at the level of heads of governmen....

PM Manmohan Singh’s Forthcoming Visit to Nepal: The Nepalese Context

Background As per the media report, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is likely to make official visit to Nepal towards the last week of this month in March, 2012. Expectations are that this high level visit to Nepal by the Indian leader ....

Dr Baburam Bhattarai's India Visit

An evaluation of the visit to India, from October 20 to October 23, of Nepal’s Prime Minister, Dr Baburam Bhattarai, must take into account not only what he and the Indian side have been projecting but equally of what was done and how it was done. ....

Nepal gets its 4th Prime Minister in 3 years

Following the resignation of NCP-UML Prime Minister Jhala Nath Khanal the Constituent Assembly (CA) met in Kathmandu on October 28, 2011 and elected Maoist leader Dr. Baburam Bhattarai as the 4th Prime Minister since 2008 when the country was declare....

Is Nepal Any Closer To Resolution of The Political Impasse?

On May 28, 2011 when the extended term of the Constituent Assembly was due to expire, almost everyone had given up hopes of averting a constitutional crisis that would have followed. But in typical Nepali way, the political parties, with some help fr....

Has Nepal Found The Answer?

More than eight months after the resignation of CPN (UML) leader Madhav Kumar Nepal as Prime Minister of the country and after 16 failed attempts finally, on February 3, 2011, UML Chairman Jhalnath Khanal was elected the new Prime Minister, defeating....

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