A ‘Himalayan battle of wits’ is brewing in Nepal as US, China and India ramp up support

New US legislation passed by Congress last month to support Tibetans, even those in Nepal, and India’s vaccine diplomacy will fuel a simmering geopolitical contest for influence in the landlocked country, analysts say.On one side is Beijing, which has in recent years cemented stronger ties with Nepal’s ruling Communist Party and offered large infrastructure investments and economic aid to the country. On the other are India and the US, both traditional partners of Nepal who are increasingly…

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