India should deliver on its projects in Nepal, not worry about Nepal joining the BRI

Nepal has embraced the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), China’s ambitious infrastructure and connectivity project, with great enthusiasm. Nepal was the only country in India’s neighbourhood, other than Pakistan, to send a high-level delegation to the Belt and Road Forum (BRF) organised in Beijing recently to promote the initiative. The burgeoning Sino-Nepal relationship has raised many eyebrows in India.

Two recent events have added to India’s discomfort. First, Nepal signed a protocol arrangement for trade and transit treaty with China. The agreement would allow Nepal to use at least seven Chinese ports — seaports in Shenzhen, Tianjin, Lianyungang and Zhanjiang and land ports in Shigatse, Lhasa, and Lanzhou — for third country trade. Until now, Nepal could use only Indian ports. Read More

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