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Nepal: Moves Ahead at Great Speed to get the Constitution Amendment Bill Passed:

Paper No. 6591                       Dated 5-June-2020
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
 
With the main opposition Party- the Nepali Congress having agreed to endorse the amendment to the Constitution on Saturday the 30th, the Government registered the bill with the Parliament, the following day on the 31st of May.  
 
Normally the Government can take a month’s time to publish the Bill in the Gazette but here it did it on the same day in the evening.  
 

Afghan Taliban Should not be Engaged by India in any Dialogue Process.

Paper No.6587                       Dated 29-May-2020

By Dr Subhash Kapila

India should engage the Afghan Taliban only when they make two public official statements that Kashmir is an ‘Integral Part of India’ and secondly, that Afghan Taliban is committed to the creation of Greater Afghanistan incorporating Pashtun Areas of Pakistan’s borderlands.

Nepal: Escalates border dispute with India by Amending Its Constitution:

Paper No. 6585                                    Dated 25-May-2020
By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan
 
The Law Ministry of Nepal has now registered with the Parliament Secretariat  an amendment bill to Article 9 (2) of the 2015 Constitution substituting the new map that includes all the contested territories in the Kalapani area. 
 

Pakistan goes ahead with Diamer-Basha Dam in POK with China’s Collusion:

 Paper No. 6584                                 Dated 22-May-2020
By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan
 
On 14th May, Pakistan signed a Rs 442 Billion (Pak. Rupees) contract for a joint venture with China Power and Frontier Works Organisation (FWC).  The Pakistan Company FWC is a commercial arm of Pakistan Military.
 
This was gone through despite India’s objections in the past and was once again reiterated the next day.  
 

Nepal: Border claim over Lipu lekh Area Gets Ugly:

Paper No. 6582                               Dated 21-May-2020
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
 

Myanmar: Officially hands over 22 Indian Insurgents for the first time:

Paper No. 6581                          Dated 20-May-2020
By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan
For the first time, the Myanmar Government formally handed over 22 Indian insurgents from the North East  to the Indian Consul General at Hkmati airport on the 16th of May this year.
 

Pakistan & China Escalate Border Tensions with India:

Paper No. 6577                             Dated 14-May-2020

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Pakistan and China have noticeably escalated tensions along the LOC and LAC with India in My 2020 whether by coordinated design or just inadvertently. In my assessment either way the timing of simultaneous escalations need probing.

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