Examine the evolving China-Nepal ties and challenges it entails for India. Also, suggest India’s strategy to deal with evolving China-Nepal ties.
- January 9, 2022
- Posted by: admin1
- Category: DPS Topics
Hint: China’s increasing presence in India’s neighbourhood has been a major concern for Indian interests. In recent times the deterioration of India-Nepal ties also accompanied better Nepal-China ties. In this question you have to first examine this evolving Nepal-China relations and what challenges it will create for India with which Nepal is so integrated. Finally suggest a way out for addressing these challenges.
|Introduction (I): India-Nepal ties which is based on people-to-people relations, cultural, security etc. has been facing uphill task in recent times due to closer Nepal-China ties.|
Body (B): 1) Explain and discuss various areas of cooperation between Nepal and China (funding, Connectivity, BRI etc..).
2) Discuss how these closer cooperation impacts India’s interest (Ex- Open border between India-Nepal, security concerns, India’s regional standing etc.).
3) Suggest measures to balance relations as in IR it can’t force Nepal to not have relation with the China, but India can rebalance its relations with Nepal for whom closer relations with India is of interest.
Conclusion (C): Indi-Nepal relation is unlike any countries and is deeply intrinsic tied by trade, open borders, marriages etc and thus it is time to give due attention to the relationship.