NEW DELHI: If it is Nepal's growing proximity with China that is making PM K P Sharma Oli act in a cavalier fashion, some of the resultant damage for India could be self-inflicted. While India denies that it was responsible for the blockade which threatened to cripple Nepal's economy, the fact is that the recent strain in India-Nepal relations has coincided with China surpassing India in the list of top aid donors to Nepal.
While China's disbursement of ODA stood at $37.95 million, India accounted for a little over $22 million. This is the first time in the past five years that India is not in the list of top 5 ODA providers (in terms of disbursement) among Nepal's bilateral development partners. China is now in fourth position, after the UK, the US and Japan, and followed by Switzerland.
ODA is a bad idea because Nepal Govt is totally corrupt. India wants to help people directly which is more effective than plainly giving money into the hands of corrupt babus and netas.
6 hours ago
India is good only for doing politics.What a shame. We will be losing the friends forever
Why should India be eager to give aid to Nepal? India itself is a poor country. Better use that money to Indians. Maintaining good relationship with neighbour doesn''t mean financial aid. India anyway cannot match with China if financial aid is the yard stick
It means that India will not get a trophy from Nepal. Very very sad!
Slowly but steadly, Modi is hell bent upon burning bridges with all our neighbors. Country will pay a very heavy price for this.
Harjap Singh Aujla
India should naturally help Nepal. Culturally we have a lot in common with each other. Some how our governments policy is off the track. We must tread an extra step to help Nepal, that is in our long term interest.
Ask Nepal to get lost.
Big country who were spend their 200 years being slave by small island and NEPAL is small but never was slave and will be in future.. Its a jokes that india dreaming to make NEPAL their slave what a nice joks....(GORKHA)
lndia cannot afford to loose Nepal. Same way, Nepal is making a big mistake, for which it will regret. China is nobody''s friend, it cannot be. It is an aggressor.
We cannot compete in giving aid