Gyanendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev, the last king of Nepal, during his 71st birthday in July 2017 at his residence in Kathmandu. Photo: Getty Images Gyanendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev, the last king of Nepal, during his 71st birthday in July 2017 at his residence in Kathmandu. Photo: Getty Images
Gyanendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev, the last king of Nepal, during his 71st birthday in July 2017 at his residence in Kathmandu. Photo: Getty Images
Nepal

India’s Hindu nationalists see Nepal’s political chaos as chance to boost royalist calls, target secular state

  • China has urged political stability as fractures in the Nepal Communist Party deepen, with critics warning of blatant interference in a domestic matter
  • But the real worry is that disillusioned residents in the secular state will increasingly find an icon in Indian PM Narendra Modi

Topic |   Nepal
Gyanendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev, the last king of Nepal, during his 71st birthday in July 2017 at his residence in Kathmandu. Photo: Getty Images Gyanendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev, the last king of Nepal, during his 71st birthday in July 2017 at his residence in Kathmandu. Photo: Getty Images
Gyanendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev, the last king of Nepal, during his 71st birthday in July 2017 at his residence in Kathmandu. Photo: Getty Images
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