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Nepal: Internal Crisis Continues while the Pandemic is getting uncontrollable

Paper No. 6698                        Dated 7-Nov-2020
By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan
 
It is a pity that while Oli’s Government is facing an imminent crisis due to Covid-19 (Wuhan Virus) pandemic, it is downplaying it and is busy with other things. 
 
One in 28 in Kathmandu is said to be diagnosed with the Wuhan Virus and the pandemic is getting out of control in the three districts of the valley.
 

United States-India Strategic Partnership Touches Himalayan Heights in 2020

Paper No. 6697                        Dated 30-Oct-2020
By Dr Subhash Kapila
United States-India Strategic Partnership has touched ‘Himalayan Heights’ , both literally and figuratively in 2020 commencing with its upgradation to a “Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership’ during President Trump’s visit in February and assertions made by United States during  US-India Third 2+2 Dialogue Meet recently.
 

Myanmar: Election Commission keen to continue with Elections despite the spread of Pandemic:

Paper No. 6696                          Dated 26-Oct-2020
By Dr.  S.Chandrasekharan.

Nepal: Open Visit of R&AW Chief to Nepal on 21st Oct: Was it Necessary?

Paper No. 6695                           Dated 23-Oct-2020
By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan
Many Indian Newspapers and some issues on Strategic Analysis carried the news that the R & AW Chief led a nine-member delegation to Kathmanu on 21st October by noon and is said to have returned the same night.  In all it is said that the delegations stayed in Kathmandu for nine hours.
 

Afghanistan and India 2020 Emerging Perspectives

Paper No. 6694                         Dated 21-Oct-2020
By Dr Subhash Kapila
Afghanistan in 2020 is at critical crossroads arising from uncertainties in wake of US-Taliban Doha Accords impelled by US political expediencies. However, one glimmering certainty is India’s continuing commitment to Afghanistan’s secure and stable future.
 

Myanmar Elections: Advantage Suu Kyi’s NLD

Paper No. 6693                       Dated 18-Oct-2020
By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan
 
General Elections in Myanmar are due to be held on 8th of November this year and for various reasons the NLD appears to have a decided advantage over other parties.
 
Judging from the postal votes polled in Thailand, South Korea, Singapore and Japan, it looks that polling in spite of the existing pandemic may be heavy with larger than expected people turning up for voting.

Nepal: Removal of Defence Minister is not to Placate India:

Paper No,  6692                             Dated 17-Oct-2020
By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan
 
PM Oli in his usual style and on his own made a small reshuffle in his cabinet, with Ishwor Pokhrel the Defence Minister being relieved of his Defence portfolio and made minister for the PMO .  Ishwor Pokhrel was once thought to be close to Oli has now been relegated to a post of a Minister without Portfolio.
 

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