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Nepal: Xi Jinping’s Visit:Looking for Strategic Partnership?

Paper No. 6506               Dated . 18-Oct-2019

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

Xi Jinping , President of China visited Nepal on his way back from Mamallapuram for two days from 12th October.

Prime Minister Oli in his twitter message described the visit as “immensely successful”. On the other hand, the Chinese side would have been disappointed that they could not get Nepal sign the extradition treaty on which they were very keen.

China-India Himalayan Divergences Unscaleable by Chennai Connect

Paper No. 6505               Dated 14-Oct-2015

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Geopolitically in 2019 it would be a truism for China to accept that India is no longer a strategic push-over as despite China’s massive asymmetries in relative military and economic power the same cannot be translated into geopolitical power warranting China to continue with its South Asia policies with “Pakistan-Centrality” fixations.

Nepal:The Fall of Ex Speaker -Mighty Mahara-

Paper No. 6504                 Dated 9-Oct-2019

By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan:

Krishna Bahadur Mahara, Speaker of Parliament who had by then resigned and a top leader of the Nepal Communist Party was arrested by the Police on an arrest warrant issued by the District Court Kathmandu.

The arrest was the result of a formal complaint by an employee of the Parliament Secretariat Roshani Shahi that she was sexually molested and raped by the Speaker on 29th September when he visited her house.

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China-India Informal Summit-Wuhan 2.0 October 2019 in India is a non-event.

Paper No. 6503                   Dated 5-Oct-2019

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Chinese President Xi Jinping-Indian PM Modi meet scheduled outside Chennai, India on October 10-13 2019 as a follow-up to Wuhan Informal Summit in China is headed to be a ‘Non-Event’ rich in optics but low in substance as China’s recent geopolitical stances on issues of concern to India have been adversarial.

Myanmar: Army seeks a meeting of National Defence & Security Council : Why?

Paper No. 6502                       Dated   2-Oct-2019

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

On 30th September, the Myanmar Army (Tatmadaw) formally sought a meeting of the National Defence & Security Council Meeting. It had not met at all since the NLD Government took over.

India Positioned as Global Major Power by PM Modi in September 2019:

Paper No. 6501                   Dated  1-0ct-2019

By Dr Subhash Kapila

India undoubtedly stands positioned as a global Major Power by PM Narendra Modi in September 2019 evidenced by PM Modi’s ‘blitzkrieg’ diplomatic forays in United States and UN General Assembly and preceded by PM Modi presiding as Chief Guest over the Far Eastern Economic Forum Summit at Vladivostok in Russia.

Nepal: Dahal and the Peace Process:

Paper No. 6500                Dated 30-Sep-2019

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

On 26th September, in an usual note of contrition in a programme organized by the Human Rights Commission P.K. Dahal Co-Chairman of the Ruling Neal Communist Party declared to the people that he “takes responsibility for all the positive and negative implications of the insurgency.”  Will that mean that he takes full responsibility for the inordinate delay in the transitional justice also?

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