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Washington Provoking India to a War With China?

  0 comments   |     by F. William Engdahl

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in a recent video conference suggested that the US might move some of its troops from Germany to the region around India, citing growing US security concerns in the Asian region. Given the dramatic rise in tensions between India and China over disputed borders in the region of Nepal and Bhutan where several soldiers from both sides reportedly died i

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Are the Maoists rising again in Nepal?

  0 comments   |     by Kamal Dev Bhattarai

March 14, 2019 On February 22, one person died and two others were seriously injured when a bomb exploded at the entrance of Ncell’s office, located in Nepal’s capital city of Kathmandu. On the same day, bombs were planted targeting more than a dozen towers of Ncell, a multinational telecommunications company. Two day

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The UN: An Instrument of Western Aggression

  0 comments   |     by Ghali Hassan

On 19 March the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) succumbed to the usual threats and coercions by the U.S. and voted to impose a “no-fly” zone and declare war on Libya on the pretext to “protect Libyan civilians” from violence. History shows that the UN does not have a record of protecting civilians, but a record of legitimising Western

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Blasts in India-assisted hydropower project site in Nepal

  0 comments   |     by South Asian Monitor

Unidentified group has exploded three improvised explosive devices near the powerhouse of under construction Arun III Hydropower project, which is being developed with India’s assistance in the eastern part of the Himalayan nation, according to a media report. The incident happened on Thursday near the power house of the hydroproject that led to the damage of

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Old geopolitical rivalry in Nepal takes a new turn

  0 comments   |     by Biswas Baral

Old geopolitical rivalry in Nepal takes a new turn: US and China could be squaring off in the Himalayan republic   On January 25 Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’, the co-chairman of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP), came out with a strong statement denounc

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The Quest for ‘Zone of Peace’ in the Himalayas – Nepal’s Critical Engagements with India & China

  0 comments   |     by K M Seethi

The tiny Himalayan State Nepal continues to be economically vulnerable, primarily because of its geopolitical status as a land-locked country. This is the case with all land-locked countries across the world that does not have direct access to the seas.  As the UN Committee for Development Policy says, these countries’  “ability to competitively

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Should India worry about the Dragon in Nepal?

  0 comments   |     by Vijaya Rajiva

The author is trying to promote his own misguided agenda. He fails to tell us why Delhi provided shelter and conducted secret meetings with the Maoist leaders Prachanda and Baburam during the Maoist insurgency. Why did India sell rifles and machine guns to the Maoists? Without Indian support, these Maoists would never have succeeded against the Nepal army. Then after

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Fears of violence as Nepal cracks down on Maoist splinter group

  0 comments   |     by Deepak Adhikari

CPN leaders say the communist government, which was inaugurated in February, begun a crackdown against them as soon as it took over. Photo: AP A nationwide crackdown by the government of Nepal on a Maoist splinter group has raised fears of violence more than 10 years after the end of an armed communist rebellion. Up to 100 m

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Indo-Bangla relations and the “termite” problem

  0 comments   |     by Afsan Chowdhury

Indian’s ruling party BJP leader Amit Shah has called ‘illegal Bangladeshis’ as “termites” which will be cleaned out from the woodwork of Assam in particular. Its not just the unseemly language coming from a major political leader of the most powerful state around that is disturbing. Its also an indicator of the heightened tension in the

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China pledges RMB 150 million assistance to Nepal Army

  0 comments   |     by SAM Staff

China has pledged to provide assistance of RMB 150 million to the Nepalese Army over a period of five years for humanitarian and disaster relief equipment. The Chinese assistance — equivalent to Nepalese Rs. 2.5 billion — was announced during Nepal Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Ishwor Pokhrel’s visit to China. Pokhrel returned to Kathman

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