Nepal Gets a New Constitution, But Here’s Why India is Worried
India has reasons to be perturbed about the volatile situation in Nepal, a country with which India shares an open and contiguous 1751-km-long border. India’s biggest concern is that Madhesis are up in arms against the secular and democratic constitution that Nepal has put into effect on 20 September.
Incidentally, Madhes is a Terai region of southern Nepal that shares its borders with Bihar, the polls-bound eastern Indian state. Any political turbulence and violence in Nepal will inevitably have a direct adverse impact on poll-bound Bihar. This was the primary reason for Indian foreign secretary S Jaishankar dashing to Kathmandu a couple of days ago. Details