Nihar R. Nayak

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  • Nihar R Nayak is Research Fellow at Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi. Click here for detailed profile.

    Pakistan and COVID-19 Pandemic: Is the Army Taking Advantage?

    April 18, 2020

    Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr. Nihar R. Nayak’s commentary on COVID-19 and Pakistan Army, titled ‘Pakistan and COVID-19 Pandemic: Is the Army Taking Advantage?’, has been published by the Society for the Study of Peace and Conflict (SSPC) on April 18, 2020.

    NEPAL: New Left-Wing Extremism and Impending Threat

    March 20, 2020

    Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr. Nihar R. Nayak’s commentary on Nepal, titled ‘NEPAL: New Left-Wing Extremism and Impending Threat’ has been published by the Society for the Study of Peace and Conflict (SSPC) on March 20, 2020.

    Nepal government’s decision to impose a ban on the Communist Party of Nepal led by Netra Bikram Chand alias Biplab, known as CPN (Chand), a renegade Maoist faction, completed one year on March 12, 2020. Will the movement replicate the 1996-People’s War? This is a question being debated widely in Nepal at the moment, writes Dr. Nayak.

    Rohingya Muslims of Rakhine: Still Caught Between the Deep Sea and the Devil

    December 20, 2019

    Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr. Nihar R. Nayak’s commentary on Rohingya Muslims of Rakhine, titled ‘Rohingya Muslims of Rakhine: Still Caught Between the Deep Sea and the Devil’, has been published by the Society for the Study of Peace and Conflict (SSPC) on December 20, 2019.

    There is still much confusion on whether they belong to Rakhine, Myanmar or Bangladesh, or are seen as terrorists or as refugees. Even interventions by India and China did not yield results, writes Dr. Nayak.

    India-Bhutan Ties Set For Further Growth

    November 19, 2019

    Research Fellow, IDSA, Dr. Nihar R. Nayak’s commentary on Bhutanese Foreign Minister Lyonpo (Dr.) Tandi Dorji’s visit to India, titled ‘India-Bhutan Ties Set for Further Growth’ has been published by All India Radio (AIR) World Service, an external services division of AIR, on November 19, 2019.

    The Bhutanese Minister’s week-long visit has set a new benchmark for the bilateral ties, writes Dr. Nayak.

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    SRI LANKA: Presidential elections: Will minorities become kingmakers?

    November 11, 2019

    Research Fellow, IDSA, Dr. Nihar R. Nayak’s commentary on Sri Lanka’s eighth presidential elections, titled ‘SRI LANKA: Presidential elections: Will minorities become kingmakers?' has been published by Society for the Study of Peace and Conflict (SSPC), New Delhi, on November 11, 2019.

    As Sri Lanka is gearing towards the eighth presidential elections, national security, foreign policy and foreign investments in infrastructure projects and minority issues are once again dominating the political discourse in the country, writes Dr. Nayak.

    Xi Jinping Ko Nepal Bhraman: Indo-Pacific Birudh Himali Niti

    October 18, 2019

    Research Fellow, IDSA, Dr. Nihar R. Nayak’s article on Chinese Premier Xi Jinping’s Nepal trip, titled ‘Xi Jinping Ko Nepal Bhraman: Indo-Pacific Birudh Himali Niti’ has been published by Nepal News on October 18, 2019.

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    Elusive Dialogue: Afghan Peace Talks That Never Took Off

    October 05, 2019

    Research Fellow, IDSA, Dr. Nihar R. Nayak’s commentary on ‘AFGHANISTAN: Elusive Dialogue: Peace Talks That Never Took Off’ has been published by South Asia Conflict Monitor (monthly online newsletter), Society for the Study of Peace and Conflict, on October 5, 2019.

    Kashmir Conundrum: Pakistan’s Obsessions and India’s Challenges

    September 13, 2019

    Research Fellow, IDSA, Dr. Nihar R. Nayak’s commentary on ‘Kashmir Conundrum: Pakistan’s Obsessions and India’s Challenges’ has been published by the Society for the Study of Peace and Conflict, on September 13, 2019.

    Nepal-China BRI Conundrum

    May 29, 2019

    Research Fellow, IDSA, Dr. Nihar R. Nayak’s article on Nepal’s BRI Policy, titled ‘Nepal-China BRI Conundrum’ has been published by the Asian Institute of Diplomacy and International Affairs (AIDIA), a foreign policy think-tank in Kathmandu, Nepal, on May 29, 2019.

    New Modi Government’s foreign policy and Nepal

    May 29, 2019

    Research Fellow, IDSA, Dr. Nihar R. Nayak’s article on New Modi Government’s foreign policy and Nepal was published in ‘Nepal News’ on May 29, 2019.

    Dr Nayak writes that the foreign policy of NDA-II on neighborhood will be broadly guided by ‘neighbourhood first policy’ and ‘Sabka Sath Sabka Vikash Sabka Vikaas’, to win the confidence of smaller countries to a newer height. The new government will continue its policy of South Asia as shared zone of prosperity, which synchronizes with Nepali PM’s vision of ‘Samriddha Nepal, Sukhi Nepal’.

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