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Geo-strategic status of Nepal between India and China: A Security Perspective

Author Affiliations

  • 1Centre for International Politics, School of International Studies, Central University of Gujarat, Gandhinagar, Gujarat 302030, India

Int. Res. J. Social Sci., Volume 6, Issue (11), Pages 30-34, November,14 (2017)

Abstract

Geo-strategic significance has always been an important factor in shaping the destiny of a country. Nepal has been well-known for its strategic location and natural resource base in the world. It is sandwiched between two powerful nations, India and China. Because of its proximity to both the countries, Nepal has also been drawing attention of world powers. Nepal’s security has always been a major concern for both the neighbours. India, as a close neighbour, has traditionally played a significant role in Nepal. At present, China has also trying to make safeguard for Nepal irrespective to protect its security. As a result of which, both India and China are taking interest in Nepal mainly because of its natural resource base and for security concern. China’s role is detectable as it has begun to intervene in Nepal’s political process with an intention to weaken Indian influence. In addition to both the countries want to establish a good image in the eyes of Nepal. The present paper is an effort towards analysing the changing geo-strategic relevance of Nepal for India and China in security perspective.

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