| Right foot forward | 7-minute read
With Modi, Nepal's leadership has struck an underlying rapport, built on healthy mutual respect that should work to the advantage of both countries, if it continues uninterrupted.
The article is jointly authored by Atul K Thakur, a New Delhi-based columnist and Kamal Dev Bhattarai, a Kathmandu-based journalist and political analyst.
The article is jointly authored by Madhukar SJB Rana, former finance minister of Nepal, and Atul K Thakur, a New Delhi-based columnist.
| Musings from afar | 4-minute read
Kathmandu has repeatedly indicated that it wants to maintain a balance between India and China.
Neither a call from new Delhi nor a warm welcome from Kathmandu is enough to strengthen the already strained bilateral relationship.
India is no longer being seen as an ally that keeps its words and implements things on ground.
The ongoing two-day visit comes on the heels of Nepal PM KP Oli's India visit in April.
By choosing ‘shared religion’ to strengthen New Delhi’s relations with Kathmandu, the Indian prime minister has done more harm than good.
The prime minister will be on a temple run in the neighbouring country on May 11, a day ahead of polling in the southern state.
Kathmandu has used the Beijing card against us for decades irrespective of which political party has been in power.