Connect with us

Asia Pacific

India Nepal Relations: Why Has Nepal Shifted Loyalty from India to China?

Published

on

Are India Nepal Relations on a downswing? India and China frequent encounters have been taking front page news space for a long time now, be it the rising border tensions between or the relationship with neighbouring countries like Nepal. India and China are both superpowers but has India lost its credibility in Nepal how has this impacted India Nepal Relations?

The newly built and highly well equipped training academy of the Nepal Armed Forces is a valuable asset for the country. It has all the necessary facilities along with a swimming pool, sports arenas, helipad, an auditorium and everything that makes it self-sufficient and effective. It has become a pride for Nepal and this academy was a $350 US Million gift from China to Nepal. All the raw material and building material was brought from China to build the Nepal Armed Forces Training Academy.

Also Read: After the South China Sea, Is China Now Claiming the Indian Ocean?

How does the training academy impact India and China relations with Nepal?

The current Deputy Inspector General of Nepal, Mandip Shrestha, is a former part of Nepal’s civilian police force in 1995. He shifted to Nepal’s armed police force in 2001 after it was set up. Back in 1995, Shrestha recalls a visit to the capital city of India as a member of a police contingent, where India first promised to build a new police training academy for Nepal. But the promise was never executed and soon became a ‘joke’ in Nepal.

In 2014, PM Modi made a visit to Nepal and spoke critically about the undelivered promise. He and his counterpart in Nepal also went on to unveil the sign that signified the start of the police academy project. Unfortunately, the project still did not move further.

Also Read: China wins the Air Pollution Battle while India Continues to Choke

The training academy is just one of the many unfulfilled promised made by India to Nepal. If we compare India and China, India’s record of incomplete, false and broken promises to Nepal have given it an unreliable track record. The road project in South of Nepal and the hydro-power project on the river Mahakali are few of the other examples. These unfulfilled projects have led to India losing its credibility in Nepal. These issues have also impacted the India and China relations as Nepal is retaliating becoming the ‘middleman’.

New Government, New India and China Geopolitical Differences?

As a new government comes into power in Nepal, a shift in geopolitical relations for Nepal, with India and China, are expected. Nepal is working towards establishing relations with Nepal, as India continues to disappoint the nation. The ties between India and China are continually shaking, thus a hold on Nepal is extremely beneficial for China to increase hold on the Tibetan border.

China has made several investments in Nepal, including cement and hydropower. Additionally, internet services, tourism, education and learning, and every other field in Nepal is seeing a flourish from China. Approximately 60% of FDI commitments in Nepal are made by China, whereas India comes second with a huge gap. These new ties between China and Nepal are definitely directly impacting the ties between India and China too.

Other News:

Advertisement
Advertisement

Facebook

FEATURED

BrahMos-SU-30MKI BrahMos-SU-30MKI
Featured11 mins ago

Su-30 Fighter Jet Crashes During A Training Mission; Pilot Ejects Safely

A Russian Su-30 fighter jet has crashed in Russia’s Tver Region during a planned training flight with pilots managing to...

DRDO-INDIA DRDO-INDIA
Featured1 hour ago

Indian DRDO Aggressively Working On Indigenous Projects; Gets Lauded For ABHYAS Project

India’s state-run Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has successfully conducted the test of ABHYAS – High-speed Expendable Aerial Target...

F-35-INDIA F-35-INDIA
Featured2 hours ago

US, UAE Could Sign Deal To Acquire ‘Non-Stealthy’ F-35 Fighter Jets By End Of 2020: Reports

Amid the murmurs that Israel is blocking the possible sale of American F-35 stealth fighter jets to the UAE, new...

Tayyip-Erdogan Tayyip-Erdogan
Featured4 hours ago

Turkish President Erdogan Blasts India, Israel At United Nations Over Kashmir, Palestine Issue

After lamenting both India and Israel over Kashmir and Palestine, New Delhi has criticized Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for...

US-UK US-UK
Americas16 hours ago

Why UK’s ‘Tempest Fighter Jet Program’ Could Endanger Its Historical Ties With The United States?

The Tempest program was launched in 2018 with the aim of developing the 'optionally-manned' stealth fighter jets which are expected...

US-CHINA-INDIA-JAPAN US-CHINA-INDIA-JAPAN
Americas21 hours ago

US Deploys Its First ‘Space Force Squadron’ Outside Country In The Middle-East

US’ newest Space Force, a dedicated military wing to carry out futuristic warfare is now getting serious about its organizational...

j20-vs-tejas j20-vs-tejas
Featured22 hours ago

Six Chinese (PLAAF) Fighters Dangerously Surround Taiwanese Jets To Shoot It Down?

Amidst heightening tensions in the South China Sea that have seen Chinese warplanes repeatedly breach Taiwan’s airspace, recent reports claimed...

Pakistan-Jet Pakistan-Jet
Europe23 hours ago

MiG-21s Again Come Face-To-Face Against F-16s At Thracian Viper 2020 Drills

One of the biggest international air force exercise, Thracian Viper 2020, is taking place in Bulgaria with a host of...

CORONAVIRUS CORONAVIRUS
Featured23 hours ago

Japanese Firm Invents UV Lamp That Can Kill Coronavirus

A Japanese firm has invented an ultraviolet lamp that can disinfect enclosed spaces and kill the coronavirus without harming human...

Rafale-Typhoon Rafale-Typhoon
Featured1 day ago

‘Neutral’ & ‘Unsure’: Switzerland To Vote On Upgrading Its Air Force As Rafales, Typhoons & F-35s Vie For Business

The people of Switzerland are set to vote on a proposal on September 27, for replacing its ageing fleet of...

Advertisement