A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF THE INDO-SINO-NEO-COLONIALIST APPROACH AND POLICY IN NEPAL
This paper explores the comparative policies and approaches of India and China in Nepal in the context of neo-colonialism and realism. India and Chinese relations have been tense, unfriendly and strained due to their territorial rivalry, ideological differences and divergent regional policy. However, the rivalry has been shifted in the regions of Nepal and Tibet which have badly affected Nepal. No doubt, Nepal is a landlocked country that serves as a buffer between China and India, also can act as a bridge between China and India. The socio-cultural affiliation of Indians with the people of Nepal helped India to ensure its presence in Nepal, but it has been equally resisted by the regional economic and political cooperation of China and Nepal. Thus, the realist policies of India and China in Nepal have created tense power-politics environment.
The paper is qualitative in nature which has based on realist theory. In order to explore and investigate the Indian and Chinese policies in Nepal, different facts and events have been analyzed and investigated. The paper has also tried to know what would be the possible policy options for Nepal to avoid the colonialist approaches of India and China.