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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.  
 

Myanmar: Civil-Military Relations: Suu Kyi standing up to the Army

Paper No. 6590                        Dated   3-June-2020
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan.
 

China, a country on steroids

Paper No. 6589                                 Dated 2-June-2020

Guest Column:  By Gurvinder Singh

Few people realise that the successful rebuilding of countries like Germany, Japan, after World War II, and the subsequent spectacular growth of [ASEAN](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ASEAN) countries and now China  have all come about mainly due to American support and patronage.

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Deepening Fault Lines: India – Nepal Border Issue:

:Paper No. 6588                           Dated 30-May-2020

Guest Column- By Balasubramanian. C

Nepal has released a new political map claiming Kalapani, Limpiyadhura and Lipulekh of Uttarakhand as part of its territory. The area of Susta which is in Bihar can also be noted in the new map. Nepal’s actions came after Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated a motorable link road that connects India and China significantly reducing the time of Kailash Mansarovar Yatra.

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: Amendment to Constitution Delayed: Why?

Paper No 6586                    Dated 29-May-2020
By Dr.  S.Chandrasekharan.
In dealing with the border crisis with India on the Kalapani area and the inauguration of the link road to Lipulekh, one analyst described it as a “full display of his (Oli’s) characteristic and outrageous bluster.”  Again quoting the analyst, Oli did try his best to cash in on an anti Indian posturing that is highly popular among the jingoists in Nepal.
 

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. 
 

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