According to a professor at the Indian government’s defense think center, India now wishes to engage with Nepal’s prime ministers regardless of whatever party they represent, and the policy will remain even after KP Sharma Oli leaves office.
In a brief interview, Nihar R Nayak, a research fellow at the Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, tells Onlinekhabar that accusations that New Delhi intended to keep Oli as prime minister were false.
“How come they’re blaming India? Can they substantiate their case [that India re-elected Oli as Prime Minister]?” “With all respect, I suggest that they prove it,” Nayak inquires.
“Instead, India has a policy of cooperating with the party that the people of any country chose to rule. This applies not only to Oli, but to all parties, including the Nepali Congress and the CPN-Maoist Centre,” he writes, “and it represents a tangible shift in India’s foreign policy.”
Nonetheless, Nayak claims that India now believes it can exploit Nepal as long as