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.

    Peace Process in Nepal: Differences, Dialogue and Digression

    Fellows' Seminar
    June 01, 2017
    1030 to 1300 hrs

    China’s growing military ties with Nepal

    China has created a constituency within the Nepal Army during the last few years. Some senior officers of the NA favour deeper military cooperation with China to reap more benefits.

    March 31, 2017

    India-Nepal ties: Will PM Prachanda walk the extra mile for a warmer relationship?

    September 17, 2016

    Research Fellow, IDSA, Dr Nihar Nayak’s article on India Nepal relations, titled ‘India-Nepal ties: Will PM Prachanda walk the extra mile for a warmer relationship?’ was published in First Post on September 17, 2016.

    India’s Predicament in Post-Blockade Nepal

    May 28, 2016

    China, the US, and some EU countries prefer continuation of the Left alliance in Nepal for their concern over replacing “secularism” with “Hinduism” in the Nepal’s Constitution. Therefore, the EU, which has a reputation of backing human rights and social justice for the marginalised groups, surprisingly keeps silence even when the Janajatis and Madhesis feel that their interests are not accommodated in the new Constitution. Despite facilitating Nepal’s experiment with democracy and its continuing aid for humanitarian causes, India is projected as an overly interfering neighbour.

    Pokhara Parleys: Efforts to Connect SAARC

    Pokhara Parleys: Efforts to Connect SAARC

    While India may wait for full cooperation of other member countries to make SAARC a success, it must take the initiative for forging more agreements in matters concerning economic and social cooperation.

    March 22, 2016

    Landlocked and Transit Developing Countries: Nepal’s Transit Route Negotiations with India

    There are multiple levels of relationship between India and Nepal. This article deals exclusively with their bilateral transit relations, focusing on their negotiations in the context of Nepal as a landlocked developing country (LLDC). While LLDCs consider their free access to the nearest seaport through a transit country as a natural right, the transit countries often bargain with them from a position of strength.

    March 2016

    Nepal’s pronounced pro-China tilt

    January 17, 2016

    Associate Fellow, IDSA, Nihar Nayak's article titled "Nepal’s pronounced pro-China tilt" published in The Hindu .

    Nepal’s oil diplomacy could hurt India

    November 11, 2015

    Breaking its four-decade-long record of dependency on India for fossil fuel, Nepal entered into an oil trade agreement with China on October 28. A memorandum of understanding was signed between the Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) and China National United Oil Corporation (PetroChina) in Beijing. While confirming the deal China reportedly indicated that it “could well become a long-term fuel supplier to Nepal”.

    Post-Constitution Shivers in Nepal and India’s Response

    Post-Constitution Shivers in Nepal and India’s Response

    The Indian reaction has led to notes of caution by some major countries. China, for instance, has suggested to Nepalese leaders that they should make the Constitution broad based.

    September 28, 2015

    BBIN-MVA: Pushing Regional Integration through Sub-regional Cooperation

    BBIN-MVA: Pushing Regional Integration through Sub-regional Cooperation

    The BBIN-MVA would enable seamless sub-regional connectivity, deeper integration on economic issues and people-to-people contact between the four counties.

    June 19, 2015