Although India is competing with China by investing in connectivity in the region, it has not fully embraced economic openness. India's reluctance to provide vital air gateways for Nepal, for example, is the manifestation of that attitude.
Nepal saw a synonymous voice of nationalism in parliament on 13th June, 2020. Parliament amended the constitution for the new coat of arms consisting Nepal’s new map. Madhesi leaders showed a transformation from regional nationalism toward mainstream nationalism. This blog elaborates on the possible reasons behind the shift in the madhes-based political parties.