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The Nepal-India relationship has never been free of controversy as the perspectives of both sides are yet to change, In this context discuss the need for recalibrating their ties.

Topic: India and its neighborhood- relations.

2. The Nepal-India relationship has never been free of controversy as the perspectives of both sides are yet to change, In this context discuss the need for recalibrating their ties. (250 words)

Reference: The Hindu 

Why the question:

The article brings to us insights on the Nepal-India relationship and the need to recalibrate their ties.

Key Demand of the question:

Bring fore how Nepal-India relationships have never been free of controversies and that there is dire need of recalibrating their ties.

Directive:

Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Briefly elucidate the historical ties between India and Nepal.

Body:

Present a timeline that depicts major events between India and Nepal and highlights the controversies around their relations.

Discuss the underlying factors responsible for unchanging perspectives for each other.

Discuss ties at different levels between the two – people to people ties, government to government ties, the China factor etc.

Explain that there are some fundamentals that we simply cannot forget: geography will not change, the border will remain open as millions of livelihoods on both sides depend on it, and China is going to be a big global player with varied interests in the neighbourhood. Therefore, the India-Nepal relationship has to be recalibrated.

Conclusion:

Suggest the need for a relook at the India-Nepal ties in the changing geopolitical circumstances and conclude.