Nepal established diplomatic relations with India and China in the 1950’s.

By Zahoor Ahmad Dar

Small States within strategic locations have become sites of great power rivalries. They play a significant role in international politics from geo-politics to geo-economic point of view. Earlier their behaviour was characterized by bandwagoning with the aggressor but now these states do not act as just buffer zones rather exhibit hedging with contending states. South Asia is one such region. The South Asian region is touted as the least integrated region in the world. India is the largest continental power in South Asia. India’s neighbors have signaled shifts in their foreign policy behavior especially towards China in the recent past. This has generated both anxiety and debates inside Indian foreign policy circles to re-invigorate fresh policy towards Nepal and China.

Hyphenating India-Nepal ties

Nepal established diplomatic relations…

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