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India’s Nepal policy is heading towards deeper engagement with all sections. Discuss in the light of recent developments between the nations and internal turmoil within Nepal.

Topic:  India and its neighborhood- relations.

3. India’s Nepal policy is heading towards deeper engagement with all sections. Discuss in the light of recent developments between the nations and internal turmoil within Nepal. (250 words)

Reference: The Hindu

Why the question:

Amidst the domestic political chaos, the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Nepal, Pradeep Kumar Gyawali , visited New Delhi for the sixth meeting of the India-Nepal Joint Commission on January 15, 2021.

Key Demand of the question:

To bring out the changing landscape of Indo-Nepal relation in light of recent developments between the two countries.

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:

In brief, give a historical perspective of Indo-Nepal relations.

Body:

Present a timeline that depicts major events between India and Nepal and highlights the controversies around their relations. Elaborate upon the recent boundary issue as well he internal strife being witnessed in Nepal.

Discuss the underlying factors responsible for unchanging perspectives for each other. Bring out their impacts on the relations of the both countries. Discuss ties at different levels between the two – people to people ties, government to government ties, the China factor etc.

Bring out the present picture of the Indo-Nepal ties.

Conclusion:

Mention a way forward to recalibrate the ties and ensure mutual prosperity between the two countries.