Well Done, Modi, For Driving Nepal Into China’s Arms

Between them, Narendra Modi and Sushma Swaraj, who love to call others “anti-national”, have succeeded in demolishing the bulwark of India’s security on its northern borders.

That bulwark was militarily strategic, but essentially predicated upon such a warm relationship with Nepal as to make them want to prioritize their relationship with India rather than play us off against the Chinese. While the post-Independence period has witnessed many ups and downs in this endeavor, we have largely succeeded maintaining an even keel with our northern neighbour. That equilibrium has been permanently deranged as a result of the vulgar muscularity the Modi-Swaraj duo deployed against Nepal’s sovereignty and the basic economic needs of her people when Nepal’s Constituent Assembly was moving virtually unanimously towards adopting a constitution after seven long years of persistent effort.

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