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Smart Governance DiplomacyStrategy seemingly have chosen to underplay threats from these frontiers. And the nation has paid heavily on this account in frequent setbacks. The recent general elections in Nepal saw K P Oli taking oath as the new PM of Nepal against the wishes of New Delhi. New Delhi had supported Sher Bahadur Deuba- Prachanda combine which lost. Oli is pro China, for obvious reasons. This proximity of Kathmandu with China is a bad sign for Indian security in coming future. Though Nepal also must be wary of the imperialistic designs of China. The example of Tibet need not be over emphasized. In 2017, China has pumped in 80 Indian side in North Bihar there is no army establishment trained in combat operations. The only TA unit 151 Inf (JAT) at Chakkar, Muzaffarpur has most of it strength deployed at JK borders. There was a move to establish a brigade at the Muzaffarpur in 1998 at the behest of the then Defence Minister George Fernandes. Fernandes was personally interested in this deployment as he was fifth time Lok Sabha MP from Muzaffarpur. The preliminary works had been completed. But under political pressure and other unknown reasons the proposed brigade was shifted elsewhere. Irony is that though Muzaffarpur is the divisional of a particular community”; “For votes Lalu and Nitish can put the entire country at risk, what to talk of Bihar only”. Same Sushil Modi is now Deputy CM with Nitish Kumar. BJP national president Amit Shah said, “If BJP wins in Bihar there will be diwali in India and if UPA wins there will be celebrations in Pakistan”. His party is in the government with one faction of Grand Alliance, JDU. million USD FDI in Nepal as against 36million USD by India. It is building Pokhra airport at a cost third higher than the estimate. It has started many infrastructure projects in Nepal, without the fear of cost escalation. The route ensured by China through Nepal shall facilitate easy movement of the Chinese heavy vehicles with much ease from China to Indian border, especially the Birgunj Raxaul border. This is a serious matter, as on headquarter of Tirhut which has the most sensitive Raxaul border, its airport remains non operational. The over political leaders of Bihar also have not paid any attention to these issues. The utterances of its senior leaders before 2015 Bihar Assembly elections are noteworthy. BJP leader and the then ex Dy CM Bihar Sushil Modi tweeted, “ Lalu- Nitish made Bihar a haven of terrorists with an eye over the vote The time has come for New Delhi to reassess the Indo Nepal relations. It needs to walk an extra mile to ensure Kathmandu gets to value India as its most trusted neighbour, rather a partner in growth. The focus on the areas of North Bihar and Eastern UP along the Indo Nepal border has to be more sincere with security forces alerted, intelligence agencies put on extra vigil and more reinforcement of armed forces at the key positions. India has to come out of its pathological obsession of northwest frontiers and be more practical in dealing with other frontiers too, especially Nepal. � 46 | May 2018 | www.smartgovernance.in Smart Governance DiplomacyStrategy seemingly have chosen to underplay threats from these frontiers. And the nation has paid heavily on this account in frequent setbacks. The recent general elections in Nepal saw K P Oli taking oath as the new PM of Nepal against the wishes of New Delhi. New Delhi had supported Sher Bahadur Deuba- Prachanda combine which lost. Oli is pro China, for obvious reasons. This proximity of Kathmandu with China is a bad sign for Indian security in coming future. Though Nepal also must be wary of the imperialistic designs of China. The example of Tibet need not be over emphasized. In 2017, China has pumped in 80 million USD FDI in Nepal as against 36million USD by India. It is building Pokhra airport at a cost third higher than the estimate. It has started many infrastructure projects in Nepal, without the fear of cost escalation. The route ensured by China through Nepal shall facilitate easy movement of the Chinese heavy vehicles with much ease from China to Indian border, especially the Birgunj Raxaul border. This is a serious matter, as on Indian side in North Bihar there is no army establishment trained in combat operations. The only TA unit 151 Inf (JAT) at Chakkar, Muzaffarpur has most of it strength deployed at JK borders. There was a move to establish a brigade at the Muzaffarpur in 1998 at the behest of the then Defence Minister George Fernandes. 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