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thoughtsnips
Friday, May 30, 2003
 
Folks...we are worried about Pakistan and Islamic fundamentalism...how about Nepal, with the Maoist rebellion gaining on the democracy? With their style of communism modelled after Mao's, it could mean that we have a gateway for Chinese influence into India. Nepal has been an India-friendly state for ages and all that could change if the Maoist rebels succeed. In fact, the Brits rushed to bring Nepal under their sphere of influence for strategic reasons....would India not be foolish to lose this buffer state from its sphere?

I found this article from the BBC web site talking about the rebellion...read on

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/1261820.stm

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