Gauri Noolkar-Oak talks to Mr Binoj Basnyat, a veteran of the Nepali Army and a geopolitical analyst, about what China’s friendship means for smaller countries like Nepal, and how they should be navigating through it.
In August 2015, the ‘Framework Agreement’ was signed after prolonged negotiations involving different interlocutors. However, it is 2020 and talks regarding various aspects within the borders of the Agreement are still going on.
Two days ago, Afghanistan marked its 101st Independence Day. Over the course of this 24-hour window meant to feature celebrations and patriotic displays, 75 separate attacks ravaged 22 different provinces of the country.
Ustad Mohammad Hussain Sarahang and the Bamiyan Buddhas are symbols of India-Afghan connect. Sources: https://oriental-traditional-music.blogspot.com/2018/10/ustad-mohammad-hussain-khan-sar-auhang.html and Wikimedia Commons.