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Pramod Jaiswal is a Visiting Research Fellow​ with the Centre for Internal and Regional Security (IReS) at the Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies.

His primary focus is on insurgencies, border management, terrorism, illegal migration, radicalism, and ethnic conflicts. He specialises in South Asia with a focus on Nepal and China’s role in the region.
Prior to this, he worked with the South Asia Research Centre, Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), New Delhi, and with Rising Nepal, a Kathmandu-based English daily. He has authored ‘Nepal-China Relations, 1990-2009’, and has co-edited ‘India-China-Nepal: Decoding Trilateralism’ and ‘Unique Asian Triangle: India-China-Nepal’.

He holds a PhD from the Centre for South Asian Studies, School of International Studies (SIS), Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). His doctoral thesis was titled ‘Political, Economic and Strategic Dimensions of Nepal-China Relations, 1990-2012’. He holds an MPhil and a Master’s degree from JNU.

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Pramod Jaiswal
Visiting Research Fellow

Sushma Swaraj in Nepal: Reinvigorating Bilateral Relations?IPCS Commentary, No. 5429, 7 February 2018

Nepal Elections: Reading the ResultsIPCS Commentary, No. 5407, 11 December 2017

India-Nepal Relations: Mixed FortunesIPCS Commentary, No. 5338, 16 August 2017

Seizing ‘The Belt and Road’ Opportunity: Challenges for NepalIPCS Commentary, No. 5307, 23 June 2017

Local Elections in Nepal: Is the Second Phase Possible?IPCS Commentary, No. 5288, 23 May 2017

Forecast 2017: NepalIPCS Commentary, No. 5259, 4 April 2017

Nepal: Local Body Elections Amid UncertaintyIPCS Commentary, No. 5243, 16 March 2017

FSI and NepalIPCS Commentary, No. 5157, 21 October 2016

Contextualising KP Olis India and China VisitsIPCS Commentary, No. 5047, 31 May 2016

Significance of Prime Minister KP Oli's New Delhi VisitIPCS Commentary, No. 4991, 19 February 2016

Forecast 2016: NepalIPCS Commentary, No. 4970, 25 January 2016

Nepals Constitutional Questions and Madhesi AspirationsIPCS Commentary, No. 4955, 7 January 2016

Madhesi Demands in Nepal: Is there an End in Sight?IPCS Commentary, No. 4950, 22 December 2015

Nepals New Constitution: Instrument towards Peace or Catalyst to Conflict?IPCS Commentary, No. 4914, 19 September 2015

Nepal: Political Rivalries Stymieing Constitution-makingIPCS Commentary, No. 4835, 13 February 2015

IPCS Forecast: Nepal in 2015IPCS Commentary, No. 4805, 14 January 2015

Constitution-making: Will Nepal Miss its Second Deadline?IPCS Commentary, No. 4780, 15 December 2014

The Future of SAARC is NowIPCS Commentary, No. 4725, 4 November 2014

China in Nepal: Increasing Connectivity Via RailwaysIPCS Commentary, No. 4684, 6 October 2014

India-Nepal Hydroelectricity Deal: Making it CountIPCS Commentary, No. 4652, 10 September 2014

Federalism and Nepal: Internal DifferencesIPCS Commentary, No. 4563, 14 July 2014

Modi and Nepal-India RelationsIPCS Commentary, No. 4486, 2 June 2014

Nepal: Challenges to Constitution-MakingIPCS Commentary, No. 4422, 5 May 2014

Nepal's Restful Prime MinisterIPCS Commentary, No. 4382, 7 April 2014

Chinese Inroads to NepalIPCS Commentary, No. 4319, 3 March 2014

Constituent Assembly-II: Rifts EmergingIPCS Commentary, No. 4288, 3 February 2014

Nepal: The Crisis over Proportional Representation and the RPP DivideIPCS Commentary, No. 4236, 6 January 2014

The Fall of MaoistsIPCS Commentary, No. 4190, 26 November 2013

Forecasting the Power CompositionIPCS Commentary, No. 4182, 19 November 2013

Nepal: Failure of the Failed States IndexIPCS Commentary, No. 4085, 12 August 2013

  External Publications

Significance of Chabahar Port, Rising Kashmir, 24 May 2016

I dont see any signs for stability in Nepal Dr. Pramod Jaiswal, Spotlight Nepal, 22 April 2016

Nuclear Security Summit: India links nuclear safety to controlling terrorism, South Asia Monitor, 18 April 2016

नेपाल में अलग मधेस राष्ट्र की मांग को हवा, Outlook Hindi, 17 February 2016

Annual Review of India-Nepal Relations, South Asia Monitor, January 2016

Nepal crisis: Stoking anti-India sentiments will serve no purpose, South Asia Monitor, 06 December 2015


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