Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Nepal's New Constitution and India's Worry

Nepal's new Constitution: India hopes 'difficult days' will not affect Indo-Nepal ties | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis:

'via Blog this'The Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) is considering flying in fuel to the landlocked nation as it continues to face a crippling shortage of petroleum products.- News
... Nepal's drifting apart (during King Mahendra's rule) could be considered a blessing in disguise if one could reconcile oneself to the fact that relations between two countries were more firm and solid if they were based on the hard calculations of enlightened national interest than on the transitory bases of emotion and historical closeness. No student or practitioner of foreign policy could ignore the significance of the dictates of geography and economy and given the land-locked position and open border of Nepal with India, one could reasonably be sure that Nepal's assertions and public statements of its leaders notwithstanding, no government in Nepal would be able to ignore and bypass India.
Raj Kumar Jha, The Himalayan Kingdoms in Indian Foreign Policy, Maitreyee Publications, Ranchi, 1986, p. 345 

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