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#5407, 11 December 2017
Nepal Elections: Reading the Results
Dr Pramod Jaiswal assesses the results of Nepal's recently held provincial and federal elections and the potential near and long-term implications for Nepal and India 
#5377, 6 October 2017
Nepal: Climate Change and Human Mobility
Avasna Pandey argues that climate change-induced migration in the country merits closer analysis
#5345, 24 August 2017
Nepal's Disaster Management Preparedness: Taking Stock
Avasna  Pandey looks at the obstacles in the way of effective disaster management in the country
#5338, 16 August 2017
Three Years of the Modi Government
India-Nepal Relations: Mixed Fortunes

Dr Pramod Jaiswal reviews the trajectory of New Delhi-Kathmandu relations since 2014 and says it has seen several ups and downs
#5328, 17 July 2017
IPCS Discussion
India-China-Nepal Trilateralism

Niharika Tagotra reports on the proceedings of the discussion held on 06 June, 2017
#5307, 23 June 2017
Seizing ‘The Belt and Road’ Opportunity: Challenges for Nepal
Pramod Jaiswal argues that the Nepal can benefit from the BRI only if it creates a favourable environment by addressing the genuine concerns of both its neighbours
#5288, 23 May 2017
Local Elections in Nepal: Is the Second Phase Possible?
Dr Pramod Jaiswal assesses the recently held local elections in Nepal and explores the prospects of the next phase of the local elections
#5259, 4 April 2017
Forecast 2017: Nepal
Dr Pramod Jaiswal assesses how Nepal fared in 2016 and identifies the challenges the country will have to overcome in 2017
#5243, 16 March 2017
Nepal: Local Body Elections Amid Uncertainty
Pramod Jaiswal assesses the build up to and the prospects of Nepal's upcoming local body elections
#5157, 21 October 2016
Fragile States Index 2016
FSI and Nepal

Dr Pramod Jaiswal analyses the 2016 Fragile States Index report on Nepal
#5149, 10 October 2016
Fragile States Index 2016
FSI and South Asia

Monish Gulati analyses the parameters used for evaluating the fragility of states
#5070, 28 June 2016
Dateline Islamabad
Gendering Strategic Discourses: Women as Opinion-Makers

Prof Salma Malik writes about the role of women and the importance of including gender as a component in strategic policymaking
#5047, 31 May 2016
Contextualising KP Olis India and China Visits

Dr Pramod Jaiswal compares Nepalese Prime Minister KP Oli's visits to India and China
#5016, 11 April 2016
Chinas Nepal Game: Olis Visit and Thereafter

Dr Bhartendu Kumar Singh looks at why strategic, and not economic considerations, propel China's Nepal policy

#4991, 19 February 2016
Significance of Prime Minister KP Oli's New Delhi Visit

Dr Pramod Jaiswal contextualises the reasons and potential outcomes on the Nepalese Prime Minister's six-day visit to India
#4970, 25 January 2016
Himalayan Frontier
Forecast 2016: Nepal

Dr Pramod Jaiswal looks at the headlining issues of 2015 to weigh in on what the current year could look like for the country 
India-Nepal joint military exercise concludes at Pithoragarh
Times of India, 31 August 2014
LUCKNOW: Surya Kiran—VII, the seventh India-Nepal combined exercise concluded at Pithoragarh on Sunday. The 14 day-long exercise was carried out under the aegis of Garud Division. Surya Kiran aimed to create a greater understanding between Indian...

Nepal India review work on ongoing railway projects
Himalayan Times, 25 August 2014
KATHMANDU: A Nepal-India coordination meeting held in Kathmandu recently, reviewed progress on pending issues for construction of the Two Rail Line Projects: Jogbani to Biratnagar and Jaynagar-Bijalpura-Bardibas.A meeting was held on Friday in the presence...

Nepal, India oil PSUs begin formal talks on petroleum pipeline
DNA, 21 August 2014
Oil Public Sector Undertakings (OPSUs) of Nepal and India have formally begun talks on developing the much-delayed 41-kilometer-long Amlekhgunj-Raxaul petroleum pipeline project. Officials of the Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) and the Indian Oil Corporation...

Govt to sign trade pact with Bhutan
Himalayan Times, 21 August 2014
KATHMANDU: Minister for Commerce and Supplies Sunil Bahadur Thapa has said that the government is planning to sign a trade treaty with Bhutan to promote bilateral trade.“Bhutan is our potential market, but we have not yet signed any treaty to...

PM meets President
Himalayan Times, 11 August 2014
 KATHMANDU: Prime Minister Sushil Koirala met President Ram Baran Yadav at the latter's residence in Shital Niwas on Monday. During 45-minute meeting, he briefed the President about recent visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, process...

China not to compromise on territory and sovereignty
Chinadaily, 5 August 2014
Defense Attache for the Chinese Embassy to Nepal Cheng Xizhong said Thursday that under the leadership of the Chinese Communist Party (CPC), the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) has the determination and capabilities of safeguarding the core...

Old India critic Nepal's Maoist leader Prachanda hails Modi's 'historic visit'
Times of India, 5 August 2014
NEW DELHI: Narendra Modi's visit to Nepal ended on a perfect note on Monday with Maoist leader and a rabid critic of India in the past, Prachanda, describing the PM's trip as the beginning of a new chapter in India-Nepal ties."Aapne na...

Modi announces $1 billion line of credit for Nepal
Times of India, 4 August 2014
NEW DELHI: The NDA government's neighbourhood outreach got another fillip on Sunday with PM Narendra Modi announcing a $1 billion line of credit for Nepal while addressing the country's Constituent Assembly. During his speech, Modi also sought...

Modi discusses bilateral ties with Nepal president
Times of India, 4 August 2014
KATHMANDU: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday discussed bilateral ties with Nepali President Ram Baran Yadav. Modi in his meeting with Yadav discussed how to further strengthen ties between the two countries. Prime Minister Sushil Koirala and senior...

PM Modi returns from Kathmandu; Nepal asks for more FDI, market access
Times of India, 4 August 2014
NEW DELHI/KATHMANDU: Prime Minister Narendra Modi returned to New Delhi on Monday, wrapping up his two-day official visit to Nepal, the first trip by an Indian premier to the neighbouring country in 17 years. "The two prime ministers expressed...

 Terrorism / Nepal
Issue Briefs, Special Reports, Research Papers
IPCS Forecast 2016
Special Report 182
IPCS Forecasts: Nepal in 2015
Pramod Jaiswal
Special Report 169
Caught in the India-China Rivalry: Policy Options for Nepal
Pramod Jaiswal
Issue Brief 249
Peace Audit Nepal
Special Report 146
The Failed States Index (FSI) Report: A Critique
IPCS Debate
Special Report 145
China and its Peripheries: Securing Nepal in South Asia
Jigme Yeshe Lama
Issue Brief 232
Building Bridges: A Regional Dialogue
Panchali Saikia , Pradeepa Viswanathan and Ruhee Neog
Conference Report 42
Energy and Environmental Security: A Regional Dialogue (Final Report)
Conference Report 36
Security Net: Nuclear Risk Reduction in Southern Asia
Lydia Walker & Annie Siris Coombs
Special Report 101
Indo-Nepal Relations: Transitional Phase, Testing Times
Padmaja Murthy
Issue Brief 136
Armed Conflicts in South Asia, 2009
Edited by Rekha Chakravarthi
Conference Report 15
Failure or Functional Anarchy?: Understanding Weak/Failing States in South Asia
D Suba Chandran
Issue Brief 100
In a Weak State: Status and Reintegration of Children Associated with Armed forces and Armed Groups (CAAFAG) in Nepal
Oliver Housden
Research Paper 20
Nepal: A Failing State or a State in Transition?
Oliver Housden
Research Paper 19
Nepal: Where Do We Go From Here?
Issue Brief 30
The Crisis in Nepal
Nishchal N Pandey
Issue Brief 26
The Crisis in Nepal: Implications for India
Issue Brief 20
Armed Conflict, Peace Audit and Early Warning 2014: Stability and Instability in South Asia
D Suba Chandran & P R Chari (eds.)
SAGE, New Delhi
Book reviews
Sohan Prasad Sha reviews
Globalisation and Identity Politics: Contesting Ideas

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