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A Tug From The Dragon

In the Nepal game, Beijing flips a chip Delhi couldn’t pick

A Tug From The Dragon
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A Tug From The Dragon
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2016-05-13T20:59:39+05:30

A Magnetic Repulsion

  • China used its  influence with Prachanda to ensure that PM Oli does not lose his seat
  • On the other hand, Oli is unhappy with India for having dealt with those seeking to oust him

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Last week, with China’s interceding on his behalf, Nepalese prime minister Kharga Prasad Sharma Oli survived a bid to throw him out of power—underlining how the dragon has steadily come to gain leverage in the Himalayan nation. The events also foregrounded intense Sino-Indian riva­lry over Nepal—for, in the run-up to the bid, a series of meetings of Nepalese leaders disenchanted with Oli had been held in Delhi, prompting him to cry foul. India’s ‘dip­lomacy’, such as it is, has come off worse in this instance, needless to add.

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