Nepal’s Deteriorating Home, Defense and Foreign Policy

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Since 1990, Nepali congress government has been trying to change Nepalese foreign policy to one sided, though previously it was quite balanced. After the popular movement of 2005, the home, defence and foreign policy of Nepal has completely failed.

The Pro-Indian foreign policy has caused a crisis on the existence of Nepal. Bhutan borders with China and India has always been against the friendly bilateral relationship between China and Bhutan. Bhutan is protected by India. Nepal also borders with China. India does not wish there to be a friendly bilateral relationship between Nepal and China. Indian leaders frequently visit Nepal. But if any Chinese leader visits Nepal, it becomes a headache for India. India wants Nepal under its control.

After the establishment of democracy in Nepal, nationalists protested against unequal treaty of 1950 (made by India) and the Delhi agreement. Nepalese people protesting against Delhi Agreement were accused of being communists. The Communist Party was also banned with same issue. Later in 1956, King Mahendra lifted the ban on the Communist Party. Even after the general election of 1958-59, India did not abandon exhibiting its bad intensions towards Nepal. As the existence of Nepal was endangered, King Mahendra dissolved the Parliament in 1960 and safeguarded the Nepalese nationality. If the King was not there, Nepal may have ceased to exist.

On the initiation of King Mahendra, Indian army check posts that were kept for security after Delhi Agreement were sent back from northern Nepal. India could not speak because Nepal had very good relationships with China and other world powers. Indeed, Nepalese monarch and northern neighbour China have contributed to saving Nepal.

Initially, India was afraid of communists. Due to Chinese terror, India started to use communists. Nepalese communists, being whatever revolutionary, could not get rid of India game. It is said former premier Man Mohan Adhikari was being paid on the name of freedom fighter of India.

India understood that Nepali communists can be used in favour of India. After 1990’s popular movement, as Congress and UML rose to government, India found a way to interfere in Nepal. But only leader Madan Bhandari of UML protested the Indian imposition. India thought him a barrier and after his murder, India was happy again.

Still as India could not do as it wanted with Congress and UML, then in 2005 India convinced the Maoists and now India is free for naked interference. The intensions of RAW and CIA were unified to destroy United China in the name of Free Tibet since the beginning of 2000. In between, Nepal is entrapped. India always tries to maintain its supremacy either in non-aligned foreign policy or in SAARC. So, Nepal needs to resign from non-aligned policy and SAARC.

Chinese are simple and they understand things slowly. Due to this delayed understanding by China, Nepal is in a difficult situation. The strategic unification of RAW and CIA in this region is a dangerous indicator for China and Nepal. Therefore China should openly come out to protest the conspiracy of imperialists against Nepal. Chinese communist leader Mao Ze Dong, never took the confidence of Nepali communists. He was in favour of the Nepalese monarch because the monarch always fought against imperialists.

Now India is trying to capture Nepal by behaving like an Ostrich with China, being broker of US and UN, and using so-called Nepalese political parties. Even in 1989, India tried to capture Nepalese foreign, defence and home policies by terrorizing then King Birendra with popular movements. India tried to confuse King Gyanendra with expectation to control the movement of 2005. However India was unsuccessful in doing so. Apart from surrendering to foreigners, King Gyanendra happily handed over power to the Nepalese people.

India constructed a 40 km long tunnel investing billions of rupees between Jammu and Srinagar valley. But Kashmiris did not favour India. We know, India has invested huge aid in every field but because of the ill-intentions of the Indians, anti-Indian sentiment is increasing day by day.

If Indian interests in Nepal are like that of Bhutan and Sikkim, India won’t be safe. It is because terrorism can be institutionalized in this situation which will be harmful to India. Therefore we warn India to correct itself from such blunders. The Indian interest is to make Nepalese defence and foreign policy in accordance with India’s needs. Since 2006, Nepal has been guided by pro-India party leaders.

After the downfall of the Maoist led government in May 2009, two women, defence minister (UML) and foreign minister (daughter of Girija), who have no diplomatic capabilities, both are pro-Indian. It seems this could be a strategy to surrender Nepalese foreign and defence policy to India. If you see a list of ambassadors of Nepal to be sent to friend country, you will find smugglers, murderers and criminals who have no idea of foreign affairs. Therefore Nepalese foreign policy is at a shameful status at the international level.

After 1990, Nepalese people never became free, although they were called sovereign. As the King was separated from sovereignty, in 1974 in Sikkim, under the leadership of Lendup Dorji, Sikkim parliament decided to unify with India on 10 April 1975. Similarly in Nepal, using Girija Prasad (former PM), Madhav nepal (PM) and a few Maoists, India is trying to capture Nepal.

The factors behind failed foreign policy of Nepal are betrayer leaders of Nepal and ever continuing interference by India. India is always involved in a conspiracy to shrink Nepal. Nepal is situated in between China in the north and India in the south, east and west, with a 1880 km border. The border is open.

Due to this, India is always engaged in attacking Nepalese territory and also some Indian citizens commit crime in Nepal and hide in India. Indians enter Nepal with small and large scale business and ultimately demand Nepalese citizenship.

In 2006, 4 million Indians succeed in taking Nepalese citizenship. Being landlocked country Nepal must have transportation facility in accordance to international treaties and traditions. But India violated it and wants to control over Nepal.

The Late King Prithvi Narayan Shah is a creator of Nepal. The Nepalese monarch established fighting against imperialist power. In order to remain protected in between China and India, even in those times Prithvi Narayan Shah preached (1768) – ‘Nepal is just like a Yam (tuber) between the two stones’.

We are sandwiched between giant India and China. So, we are bound to have a balanced understanding between them. The nation builder had preached us the same fact. “Establish good and amicable relations with China, have relations with the emperor of south understanding well that he is very clever. If the investors from foreign (India) come to Nepal, they will make our people poorer.

Indeed, the ideology of Prithvi Narayan Shah is immortal. Therefore the monarch of Nepal made an incredible contribution to save the country.

India was being destroyed by Muslims for some 800 years. For 200 years, India was attacked by English imperialism in the name of East India Company. They had clear intension to demolish Hinduism and establish imperialism in this region. Communists do not believe in religion. JNU is popular for producing Extreme Leftists.

It was Indian Congress government and policy makers like SD Muni who not only assisted but funded Nepal Maoists to wage a war against Hinduism. However Prithvi Narayan was only one who protested it. He raised the Nepalese flag, maintained originality of Himbatkhand and unified the great Nepal. From the beginning of the Prithvi Narayan Shah Regime in 1868, the balanced Nepalese relationship with China and India was maintained by every King till 2005.

Nepalese Kings were never afraid of imperial powers. Nepalese Kings never sold the country in any crisis. The balanced foreign policy and patronization of nationality is due to the combined effort of King and people of Nepal. Nepal’s foreign policy is focused to get rid of Indian conspiracy. If the foreign policy of a country fails that means the sovereignty of the country can be finished. Therefore the nationalist Nepalese people along with the King should stand up on one side so that Indian interference can be protested.