The entangled triangle of Nepal, India and China

Citation data:

Vol: 10, Issue: 2

Publication Year:
2013
Usage 3013
Downloads 2970
Abstract Views 43
Repository URL:
https://epublications.bond.edu.au/cm/vol10/iss2/4
Author(s):
Patel, Dharmesh
Tags:
geopolitical; policy; treaties; relations; politics
article description
Extract:A landlocked country, Nepal has a strong and unique identity among the nations as a sovereign state, but it holds a shaky balance between its two giant neighbors, India and China. Due to its geographical bondage, Nepal’s foreign policy priorities and options are limited, as is its ‘strategy for survival’. To the south, east, and west, Nepal has encircling frontiers with India. Northwards, the Himalayas constitute an almost impassible frontier beyond which lies the border with China.