Nepal: sandwiched between India and China
April 22, 2014

nepal-mapChina is expanding her presence in Nepal, the mountainous region that’s North of India and home to some of the most spectacular landscapes on Earth. While India and Nepal have had a very close economic and political correlation owning to their geographic proximity, China until recently has remained a bit distant to the neighbour who shares a wall with both India and China. However, China is now getting cozy with Nepal leading India to keep a sharp eye out for warming relations. In October last year China put into effect her new strategy entitled zhoubian or Peripheral Diplomacy under which she has been expanding her influence around Lumbini, Buddha’s birthplace which lies inside Nepal and barely 25 km across the border from India. Nike Free 4.0 V2 Goedkoop Further, the number of Chinese Learning Centres (CLCs) operating in schools in Nepal’s border villages have also grown as per a directive from the Shashastra Seema Bal (SSB), manning the sensitive 550-km India-Nepal Border in the two states of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand. In addition to soft power, China is also keen to capture Khatmandu though her economic might. Nike Air Max 90 II CamouflagDame The Chinese central bank today allowed Nepal to double its investment in Chinese government securities upto RMB 2.4 billion, paving the way for Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) to put more cash in secure debt instruments, like bonds, issued by the neighbouring country, enabling Chinese companies to make further in roads into Nepal through financial instruments. Asserting her soft power, through economic force which has been seen across Cambodia and Vietnam especially, China is keen to tap the region for two reasons, one to get strategically and militarily closer to India and another to slowly convert Tibetian Monks who informally control the Himalayan region to deflect against the Dalai Lama. Nike Air Max 2017 Heren Goedkoop The two pronged strategy is decisive and strong, while India can’t do much owning to weaker infrastructure and enforcements at the border, her links to the Dalai Lama the spiritual head of the Buddhist monks remain solid. It also needs to be seen how India’s new Prime Minister manages his borders. Nike AIR Max 2017 Dames A recent visit to Bhutan proved successful in reigning in the neighbour, while Nepal should be next, how Mr. Modi recaptures the ties that bound India and Nepal will be strategic. Nike Air Max 90 Sneakerboots Prm Undeafted Heren India’s neighbours are important to her, regardless of size, geographical location is also vital to not only maintain close allies but also as strategic entry points for energy, trade and finance. Mr.

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