Falling out

Print edition : October 12, 2018

Prime Minister Narendra Modi being received by Nepal’s Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli at the inaugural session of the fourth BIMSTEC summit in Kathmandu on August 30. Photo: PTI

Near the India-Nepal border at Panitanki, some 40 km from Siliguri, West Bengal, on September 29, 2015. Indian trucks carrying goods to Nepal were unable to proceed further because of the blockade. Photo: Diptendu Dutta/AFP

Tianjin port in China, an August 2010 photograph. On September 6, 2018, Nepal and China signed an agreement to allow third party goods transit to Nepal via Chinese ports, including Tianjin. Photo: Andy Wong/AP

The anti-India sentiment in Nepal, which heightened after the Madhesi blockade in 2015, is leading the Himalayan country to take steps to wean itself off its dependence on India and get closer to China. But the Indian government seems unperturbed.
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